Champaign Urbana Community Food Summit (postponed)

Champaign-Urbana Community Food Summit

Growing a local food system that supports healthy food for all

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lodgic Everyday Community
Reserve your space now!

The inaugural Community Food Summit invites community health leaders, nonprofits, researchers, growers, distributors, and eaters invested in the long-term health of our community to address challenges and design solutions for creating a more equitable local food system. 

The morning features a keynote talk by Dr. Terry Mason, Chief Operating Officer for the Cook County Department of Public Health. Rodger Cooley, Executive Director of the Chicago Food Policy Action Council, will then join Dr. Mason for a dialogue with attendees, followed by networking activities to connect leaders across the food system.  

The afternoon will consist of a workshop that empowers leaders across the food system to collaboratively identify opportunities and priorities in five key areas:

  • Food Security
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Economic Development
  • Sustainable Foodshed Development
  • Public Education and Capacity Building

More information coming soon! Register now to reserve your space.


The Champaign-Urbana Community Food Summit is jointly hosted by Healthy Champaign County and the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute at the University of Illinois, with workshop facilitation led by the U of I Siebel Center for Design.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, Apr 14th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm