October 25-27, 2017 • Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, 350 Harbor Dr., Duluth, MN 55802



Thank you for being a part of our 6th Food Access Summit, October 25 through the 27th at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center! The 2017 Summit expanded to welcome a growing network of individuals and organizations dedicated to increasing healthy and equitable food access across Minnesota.

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Lucie B. Amundsen
Writer, Marketer
and reluctant farmer
Tim Merry

.Change Leader

Systems Change Strategist
Conference Goal

Bring together people working to advance reliable access to safe, affordable, healthy food, learn from each other’s lived experiences & stories, build connections across sector, cultural perspectives, and geography and cultivate alignment and momentum toward collaborative action.


  1. To share knowledge of how all healthy food access work fits into the food system & broader community context;
  2. To develop a shared understanding and common language across sectors and cultural perspectives in the food system;
  3. To build and strengthen relationships across cultural perspectives, sectors, and geography;
  4. To cultivate enthusiasm for collective action to advance healthy food access;
  5. To learn skills and create action plans for implementing collaborative action for broader impact by building upon the established momentum of the Minnesota Food Charter.

2017 Intended Audience

  • Hunger relief agencies and organizations
  • Education - K12, Post-secondary, Technical and Community
  • Public Health & Health Care - chronic disease prevention (including public and private associations and institutions)
  • Tribal governments and community members
  • Food and Farm Enterprises - farmers, retail & wholesale food businesses, farmers markets, cooperatives, food hubs
  • Food Justice – food sovereignty and community power
  • Community Design and City Planning – community development, city and county planners, elected and appointed officials;
  • Decision-makers - Elected, appointed, administrative leaders and other policy makers
  • Early childhood

Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield MN
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute - UMN
Hunger Solutions Minnesota
Minnesota Cancer Alliance
Minnesota Department of Education
Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Farmers Union
Public Health Law Center
Terra Soma, LLC
The Food Group (formerly Emergency Foodshelf Network)
University of Minnesota Extension



If you have any questions or comments about the conference, you can call James at
651-214-2498 or send an email to
james@stagetimeproductions.com or subscribe to the mailing list below.

Hosting Organization

Refunds are not offered after close of registration 10/13/2017

*You can request a scholarship by sending an email to ajohn@hungersolutions.org