Mark Winne coming to Rabelais


We are pleased to be expanding our purview to include the issue of hunger in our abundant society. Monday, April 14th at 5:30 Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap, Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty will be here to speak and sign copies of his book.

Closing The Food Gap tells the story of how we get our food: from poor people at food pantries, bodegas and convenience stores to the more comfortable classes who increasingly seek out organic and local products. Winne was the executive director of the Hartford food system in Hartford, Connecticut for 25 years and now writes, speaks and consults on community food system topics. He also serves on the New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council and the Southwest Grass-fed Livestock Alliance. Winne resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is a graduate of Bates College.

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics and What to Eat, and professor of food studies and public health at New York University says “Reading this book should make everyone want to advocate for food systems that will feed the hungry, support local farmers and promote community democracy…”

Dr. Jane Goodall says,” ‘Closing The Food Gap’ reveals the chasm between the two food systems of America- the one for the poor and the one for everyone else. Speaking from his decades of political activism , Mark Winne offers compelling solutions for making local, organic and highly nutritious food available to everyone.”

Rabelais is pleased to offer the forum for a conversation about food, poverty and feeding our community, we hope you will all come out and join us in this conversation.

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