Harris Food Policy Advocacy Group

About FoPo


The mission of the Harris Food Policy Advocacy Group (FOPO) is to facilitate students' knowledge of, and engagement in the local, national, and global community on issues regarding food policy. FOPO hosts guest lectures and film screenings, community outreach and volunteering projects, and social events centered on local, sustainable food sources. Topics pertinent to Food Policy include: nutrition, school lunches, food safety, food access, food subsidies and their influence on food supply, urban farming, CSAs, farmers markets, international food security, and more.


Upcoming Events

Dinner and a Movie!

FoPo and the Food and Drug Law Society cordially invite you to "Dinner and a Movie!" We're screening the documentary "A Place at the Table," which examines hunger in America through the experiences of three diverse subjects (you can view the trailer herehttp://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/) and features appearances by Jeff Bridges, food activist Raj Patel, and acclaimed chef Tom Colicchio.

This event will also serve as the kickoff to FoPo's SNAP Challenge, in which participants will live for one week on a SNAP budget. After the movie, we will explain the rules of the Challenge as well as our plans to use it as a tool for advocacy. (Note: those interested in the SNAP Challenge who are unable to attend the movie screening will still be able to sign up.)

Dinner will be provided!

To recap:

WHAT: Dinner and a Movie, featuring "A Place at the Table," SNAP Challenge kickoff
WHEN: Thursday, November 6, 6pm-8pm
WHERE: Harris, room 140C