Shenandoah community encouraged to offer feedback on local foods during listening session

Small Towns
Farm and Food

Deborah Solie, project associate, 402.870.1133, deborahs@cfra.orgTeresa Hoffman, senior communications associate, 402.687.2100, ext. 1012,

SHENANDOAH, IOWA – Food leaders and community members in the Shenandoah area who are curious about the sustainability of local foods are invited to join a listening session hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and Golden Hills RC&D.

“Local Food Listening Session” is a facilitated discussion guided by staff from both organizations. The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m., at Shenandoah Public Library, 201 S. Elm St.

“We are hoping to engage community members to create a robust and healthy landscape for local foods,” said Deborah Solie, project associate with the Center. “Community input is essential. The listening session will provide residents with an opportunity to share their ideas on how to best serve the people in need of food assistance and increase access to fresh, healthy foods.”

Community members are encouraged to share their thoughts and concerns about food insecurity in the community, access to local foods, what’s working well, what’s challenging, and more.

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