Buffalo Farm to School Initiative, the Farm to School Chef Challenge, and Taste Test Thursdays. In 2015, she was a co-founder of a major food systems event called The People’s Food Movement, which is now a semi-annual event in Erie County that engages the public in having a say on policy issues in their own communities. In 2013, Rebekah supported MAP youth in advocating and securing two seats for youth on the newly forming Food Policy Council for Buffalo & Erie County, and she continues to support the young members serving on the council today.
- Local Economies,
- A Valued Workforce;
- Environmental sustainability; and
- Animal Welfare.
Rebekah looks forward to developing new relationships and engaging in policy work with the HEAL Food Alliance and this year's SoPL cohort. She is eager to connect with organizers, and farm and food systems workers nationwide. She hopes the opportunity will be a catapult for efforts to bring the Good Food Purchasing Program to Buffalo.
In 2018, the HEAL School of Political Leadership (SoPL) sessions will take place in California, Ohio, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and an additional location that is to be determined. To learn more about HEAL and the HEAL SoPL, visit http://healfoodalliance.org/.