The Knox County Food Council will hold a virtual meeting for the public to discuss food security, food sovereignty, preserving farms and farmlands, and PFAS response in Knox County. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom.

Throughout 2022, KCFC has hosted a series of monthly virtual presentations on regional food system topics. The Oct. 11 meeting will be a continuation of the talk KCFC held July 12 with Valli Geiger, Representative for District 93, and Bill Pluecker, Representative for District 95. During that meeting, Geiger and Pluecker discussed state legislation to support food security, local food production, land use and water issues in Maine. Both representatives covered towns in Knox County during the 130th Legislature and provided background information and an update about efforts around these issues during the legislative session. Recordings of that discussion and other KCFC’s presentations are available online at aldermere.org/kcfc.

The KCFC Steering Committee has also launched a brief survey to help determine regional priorities around the topics to be discussed on Oct. 11 and follow-up actions. Residents and businesses of Knox County are invited to take this six-question survey online at aldermere.org/kcfc or call Joelle Albury at 236-2739 to request a paper copy.

To register for this virtual meeting and receive the Zoom link, visit aldermere.org/kcfc-meeting-registration. For more information, contact Joelle Albury, Knox County Food Council Steering Committee member at aldermere@mcht.org.

Knox County Food Council is a community-based coalition that formed in 2019 to promote a more resilient food system in Knox County, Maine. The Food Council’s vision is to create a collaborative food system in order to advance a resilient and sustainable network assuring access to healthy resources for Knox County communities. For more information about Knox County Food Council, visit aldermere.org/kcfc.