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Good Food For All Spotlights L.A.'s Foodshed, Work to Be Done

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Policy-makers, non-profit representatives, food lovers, farmers, and chefs got together Wednesday night at Vibiana to celebrate the work being done to ensure that all Angelenos have access to fresh, healthy, affordable food. "Good Food for All" was also the kick-off event to two days of intensive collaboration, discussion, communication, and creation, as participants in Roots of Change's Network Summit gathered in Downtown to work on making our city, state, and nation healthier.

However Wednesday night was for celebrating, which was made easy by Vibiana's awe-inspiring space, the tables of renowned local chefs serving locally-sourced food, wine and spirits, and the chance to mingle and interact with dynamic individuals who are doing amazing work in Los Angeles when it comes to food, gardening, education, and the frequent overlapping of those core fields.

KCRW's Evan Kleiman, who also served on the Mayor's food policy task force, took the role of emcee, marshaling the crowd to gather to hear brief and stirring remarks by Roots of Change's Michael Dimock, California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary AG Kawamura, and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, each of whom spoke to the importance of the work being done, and the reasons to celebrate the bounty of California.