What are Food Councils
Our Food System Coalition is commonly known as a Food Council, but we think of ourselves more broadly because we do more than recommend and advocate for policy. Also, we are a coalition of partners working together to improve our food system.
What do Food Councils do?
The work of food councils looks different in every community. In general, food councils:
engage experts to better understand the food environment
connect decision-makers and stakeholders to align programs and initiatives
educate leaders and the community
recommend program and policy change to affect the local food system
In addition, our Coalition:
identifies gaps in the system and works with members and communities to fill those gaps
provides technical assistance to food system stakeholders to strengthen our local food system and provide greater access to healthy food