Tag: community engagement

Healthy Kids Day

Last Saturday, FIN advocates, along with other partners, attended the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day and hosted a cooking station to demonstrate to kids and parents how fun and easy it is to eat healthy food. Here's what Gladis had to say about the experience: "It was a great experience for me to participate in the Healthy kids event at Matt Griffin YMCA. It was the first time that I have the opportunity to teach hands on how to make guacamole, which is a food that represents my culture  and it is also a healthy dip made from vegetables.I really enjoy knowing that a healthy recipe can  make a difference in somebody's life,  especially with children and since this event was family friendly, many families could taste and learn from scratch how to make this food.I am very thankful to FIN for  give me the chance to connect with the community through food."                     - Gladis Clemente   [gallery ids="1449,1450,1451,1452,1453" orderby="rand"]

 

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The 2nd Annual FIN Resource Fair is Here!

We are excited to host the 2nd Annual FIN Resource Fair May 12th from 5:30-8pm at Foster High School. This year we will be bringing together resources for both entrepreneurs and community members. Folks can get help starting a food business, finding a job in the food industry, or taking food and nutrition classes. More than 20 resource providers will be participating. We will have fun children’s activities and feature food from the FIN entrepreneurs.  Join us in celebrating the diversity of South King County through food! If you are interested in coming or want to invite others, visit us on Facebook.

 

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First Step – Week 1 (Lynnwood)

CommunityEnterprise offers accessible and affordable "first step" entrepreneurship training, consulting and other support, empowering people in low-wealth and underserved communities to start and grow profitable small businesses sustainably connected to a local, living economy. The First Step series is essential for those who want to start a business. It is not a “How to Start a Business” class. Instead, it will help you assess your readiness and the feasibility of your business idea and business goals. Classes meet for 2 hours a week, for 3 weeks. Apply online at www.cie-nw.org/apply or email communityenterprise@cie-nw.org for more information.  

 

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Jaqueline Garcia: Community Food Advocate

From Motherhood to Social Justice Activista

At 31, Jaqueline Garcia is a force of nature. From empowering Latina mothers to small business advisor, it is motherhood that really fueled her ambition. Jaqueline left Mexico and a burgeoning dentistry practice when she and her husband moved to San Francisco. Intending to continue dentistry in the States, a different course began to unfold when they moved to Seattle and Jaqueline became pregnant. Although happy, she was very far away from her support system. Jaqueline explains: “this was a moment that I felt very isolated from family and depressed.” That moment was also the catalyst for her to become a community leader.  (more…)

 

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First FIN Tour: Renton Farmers Market

Attention community members interested in starting a food business working at a food business! FIN is kicking off a series of local food business tours. Participants will get an inside look at local businesses and commercial spaces, our first being the Renton Farmers Market. Tour the Renton Farmers Market with FIN! Want to sell at a farmer's market? Join us for a FREE tour of the Renton Farmers Market. Key vendors will share stories and advice before a market tour. Tour guests will be have time to explore the market and debrief with the tour guide while sharing snacks. Space is limited, so reserve a spot today:

  1. Send a text to 206-370-0045
  2. Include the word "RENTON" and your name.
 

 

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Healthy Eating Community Conversation

What is Healthy Eating Like in Your Community? The Healthy King County Coalition, in partnership with The Family Resource Center at Angle Lake, is hosting a community conversation. Participants will receive a complimentary meal and grocery gift card, and childcare will be provided. Space is limited, so register quickly!

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 12 (Noon) to 2pm 4040 S 188th St Suite 100, SeaTac WA 98188

To register call Zac Eskenazi at (206) 816-3241 with the following information:
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Number and age of children
One person per household. Residents of SeaTac or South King County  preferred. Heatlhy Eating Community Conversation

 

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Introducing FIN Tours

The Community Engagement Work Group is getting ready to launch a year-long series of food business tours. Starting in August, one tour will be held during the last week of every month. The goal is to get an inside look at local businesses for community members interested in starting a food business or working for one. Stay tuned for event details.

 

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Steering Committee charter and recruitment

The steering committee recently approved a charter that clarifies roles and expectations and has set a goal to increase representation of community members to 50% of the committee. In the next couple months each working group will get to weigh in our plan for recruiting and onboarding new members. Recruitment will not begin for several months. If you would like to learn more or discuss, please contact us.

 

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Local food business tours coming soon — with your help!

Resource Fair participants showed interest in local food business tours. The Community Engagement working group will be coordinating the tours. If you know of any local restaurants, processing companies, farmers markets, or bakeries that would be open to giving a tour, please let us know.

 

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