June 2016 E-News

Imagine Building a Better Blackstone...

Come learn about new ways to imagine the development and revitalization potential of the Blackstone Corridor on June 22! Meet experienced practitioners and engage in an interactive conversation around perspectives on place-making, infill development, revitalization, conservation and mass mobility as alternatives to sprawl and urban decay. Please RSVP by Monday, June 20 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Imagine Building a Better Blackstone...
Come learn about new ways to imagine the development and revitalization potential of the Blackstone Corridor on June 22! Meet experienced practitioners and engage in an interactive conversation around perspectives on place-making, infill development, revitalization, conservation and mass mobility as alternatives to sprawl and urban decay. Please RSVP by Monday, June 20 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Hunger Action Day 2016
On May 25, Metro joined the California Hunger Action Collation (CHAC) at the State Capitol for the 20th Annual Hunger Action Day! Every year in May, Metro ventures to Sacramento with a bus-load of participants to advocate for anti-hunger legislation that expands the reach of existing programs and policies to better the health of our community.
 
A few of the many bills our team championed included: College Student Hunger Relief Act of 2016, Lawfully Present Immigrant Hunger Prevention Act and SSI/SSP Incremental Restoration Act of 2016. In addition to advocating for these Bills, our participants engaged legislators with their own stories and struggles with food insecurity.
 
For nearly a decade, support from Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger has made it possible for the Central Valley to have a voice in hunger policy through Metro's Community Food Systems Program. We appreciate Mazon's continued support and the tireless efforts of the 2016 Hunger Action Collaborative: Fresno Hunger Count, The Fresno Youth Commission, CSU Fresno's Student Cupboard, Fresno City College's RAM Pantry and PASS Tutorial Center, Hinds Hospice and community partners.
 
If you are interested in joining the 2017 Hunger Action Day planning team, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 559-485-1416.

Healthy People, Healthy Places Regional Convening        
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about local and regional contexts of our built environment that affect our health and natural resources. On June 30, connect with other smart growth advocates and help develop a strategy to engage local and regional opportunities for policy change that can improve equity, conservation and health across the San Joaquin Valley. For more info, email Sophia DeWitt or call 485-1416.
Upcoming Events                               
PICH FOOD DISTRIBUTION (Volunteers Needed- Call Metro at 559-485-1416)
Monday, June 20
11:30 am - 1:30pm
 
Imagine Building a Better Blackstone (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Wednesday, June 22
6 - 8:30 pm
 
PICH FOOD DISTRIBUTION (Volunteers Needed- Call Metro at 559-485-1416)
Friday, June 24
11 am - 1pm
 
Life in the City (More Info HERE)
Saturday, June 25
5 pm
 
Neighborhood Markets Food Give Away
Tuesday, June 28
1 - 3 pm (Health & Wellness Workshop 12-1 pm)
 
Hot Summer Nights - Chinatown Flea Market
Friday, July 1
6 - 10 pm

Do you have community events you want to share?  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.by the 1st Monday of the month.

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