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(Online) Solano Local Food System Alliance Meeting: Medically Tailored Meals
February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Solano Local Food System Alliance meets four times a year, with a focus on having public, educational speakers for each of the meetings.
Feb. 2, 4-6 pm
Medically Tailored Meals in Solano County
The Solano Local Food System Alliance invites you to learn about medically tailored meals (MTM), why they are important and case studies of successful MTM programs before joining in a discussion about how such programs could be supported in Solano County using food from local farms.
Medically tailored meals are delivered to people with chronic disease who could benefit from healthy meals. The vision for Solano County would be a community-focused, local farm-sourced, social enterprise that would source, prepare and deliver these meals.
After offering some insight into MTM, select speakers will talk about their MTM programs, including Cathryn Couch of Ceres Community Project in Sonoma County. Norma Lisenko of Innovative Health Solutions will then talk about Solano County’s market and funding possibilities, followed by an open discussion of how a program could work here. Anyone interested in being part of a potential MTM program — organizations and agencies with underutilized commercial kitchens, Solano farmers, caterers, restaurants and more — are invited to be part of the discussion. Sustainable Solano will talk about how the organization’s youth culinary internship programs have given insight into ways youth could be involved.
This event is part of the Alliance’s quarterly meetings, which focus on educational topics around the local food system. Alliance members and others can be part of the discussion during the second hour of the event.
The Solano Local Food System Alliance includes a wide variety of stakeholders committed to fulfilling the mission of creating an environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially just and equitable local food system in Solano County.