For all Savannah communities to eat affordable, nutritious, locally and sustainably grown food.
The mission of the Savannah Chatham County Food Policy Council is to coordinate and communicate efforts that develop, support, and promote policies that impact equitable access, sustainable production, and widespread understanding of healthy local food.
What’s a Food Policy Council?
Food Policy Councils (FPCs) bring together stakeholders from diverse food-related sectors to examine how the food system is operating and to develop recommendations on how to improve it. FPCs may take many forms, but are typically either commissioned by state or local government, or predominately a grassroots effort. Food policy councils have been successful at educating officials and the public, shaping public policy, improving coordination between existing programs, and starting new programs.
source: Community Food Security Coalition/http://www.foodsecurity.org/FPC/
Food policy councils should represent the entirety of your community’s food system. You need experts to give you the information you need to make informed recommendations, but you also need everyday folks. We all have food stories, and we all have a stake in the future of our food system.
source: Mark Winne ( http://www.markwinne.com )
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