Hopewell Downtown Partnership Receives Local Food, Local Places Grant!
Hopewell is one of 16 communities selected to participate in Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP), a federal initiative through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps communities reinvest in their neighborhoods and improve quality of life as they develop the local food economy. Through LFLP, a team of agricultural, environmental, public health and regional economic development experts will work directly with the Hopewell Downtown Partnership and other community leaders to help grow food entrepreneurism and provide better access to local, healthy foods. For more information, please visit this website.
The community meeting will include interactive discussions about opportunities to use local food initiatives to strengthen downtown Main Street, foster economic development, and promote better public health outcomes. The second day action planning sessions will highlight case studies, best practices and focus on creating a community action plan with specific implementation steps. Participants are welcome to attend both days or any part of either day.
Guncotton Coffee and Gallery
238 East Broadway Avenue Hopewell, VA 23860
Community Meeting: Monday, September 10th 5:30PM-8:00PM (Food and refreshments will be available).
Action Planning Sessions: Tuesday, September 11th 9:00AM-5PM
Who should attend?
Local food network stakeholders, local community members, non-profit representatives, public health professionals, business owners, city and county staff, and federal and state agency staff.
We invite you to have a part in our local foods, local places initiative! Please join us for facilitated sessions to identify local foods and local place-making initiatives in Hopewell.