What is a Food Policy Council?
A Food Policy Council (FPC) consists of a group of representatives and stakeholders from many sectors of the food system. The term "food system" is used to describe all the activities involved in producing, processing, transporting, storing, selling, marketing, and eating food and improving soil health.
To promote a fair and sustainable local food system through research, collaboration and collective advocacy.
- Bring together a collaboration of all segments of the local food system, serving as a community forum for discussing food issues.
- Identify and understand current issues and concerns in all segments of our local food system.
- Engage stakeholders and connecting various sectors to propose and create innovative solutions to improve the local food system.
- Promote programs that deliver healthy locally-grown foods to county residents.
- Educate the public and local governments on the benefits of a vibrant local food system.
- Advocate for local policies that facilitate increased local healthy food production, processing, sales and consumption.