Forum on Allegheny County's food access issues to be held Friday

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A forum on food access issues in Allegheny County's communities will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, Downtown.

Hosted by Just Harvest, the forum will discuss the findings of a report also to be released at that time, "A Menu for Food Justice: Strategies for Improving Access to Health Foods in Allegheny County." The report features detailed assessments of the county's most vulnerable communities, according to the nonprofit.

The report "arms communities and policymakers with knowledge about how factors such as food access, food availability and transportation have an impact on area residents" and "draws on local and national programs to lay a framework of policy recommendations for city and county officials, businesses, foundations, nonprofits and community leaders to pursue."

The report was prepared by Zachary Murray, during his term as an Emerson Fellow of the Congressional Hunger Center.

The forum will be held at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Building at One Smithfield Street, Downtown in the Liberty Conference Room. It goes until 4 p.m. RSVP to info@justharvest.org.

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