University of Maryland, Baltimore employees responsible for catering services on behalf of their department are invited to a Local Food Connection Food Fair on Nov. 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The Local Food Connection is a program led by UMB’s Office of Community Engagement that works to support the economy of neighboring communities in West Baltimore by using institutional purchasing power. Small but frequent catering purchases are an ideal way to build reliable revenue streams that help neighborhoods retain food businesses that hire local workers, improve local properties, and make food available to community members.
Those attending the Food Fair will be able to:
- Sample free food.
- Learn about local businesses that provide catering services.
- Collect menus and coupons for their next event (while supplies last).
- Support businesses in Southwest Baltimore.
The event will be held at the UM BioPark, 801 W. Baltimore St., in the Conference Center.