[Houston Style Magazine]

Improving Health Through a Sustainable Food System, a Pasadena initiative of the Houston Food Bank, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services will launch at a local kick-off event on Thursday, July 16. The event will offer opportunities to speak with partners and learn firsthand about the initiative.

The goal of the Sustainable Food System initiative is to develop a community-supported food system in north Pasadena in order to eliminate conditions that lead to limited or uncertain access to adequate food, known as food insecurity.

The initiative was one of seven awarded a $250,000 implementation grant from the BUILD Health Challenge for their efforts to improve community health. The BUILD Health Challenge is a national award program funded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, the Kresge Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

WHAT: Improving Health Through a Sustainable Food System Kick-Off

Healthy Living Matters Pasadena-Community Task Force Meeting

WHEN: 1:30 PM CT, THURSDAY, July 16, 2015

WHERE: Pasadena City Hall, Main Conference Room

1211 Southmore Ave., Pasadena, TX 77502

REMARKS BY:

· Richard Scott, Director, Community Relations, City of Pasadena

· Representative Gilbert Pena, Texas District 144

· Tammie Nielsen, Community Liaison for Commissioner Jack Morman, Harris County Precinct 2

· Rocaille Roberts, Director, Office of Policy & Planning, Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services

· Karen Taylor, Parent Chair, School Health Advisory Council, Pasadena ISD

For more information, visit hcphes.org.