SOFSA is an independent food policy council (FPC) focused on engaging food system stakeholders across various sectors to improve the area’s food system. SOFSA is now creating an ongoing policy agenda that outlines the organization’s current policy interventions and recommendations. … Read more
The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) is tasked with implementing the Good Food Purchasing Policy for the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. A social network map developed using kumu and a Food Access Map have been developed … Read more
“Finding Food: Mapping Food Procurement Strategies in the City of Chicago and Cook County, IL” was presented by Bill Emerson Hunger Fellow Artis Trice as part of the briefing “A Snapshot of Hunger in America” on February 17, 2022. Artis … Read more
This report and series of recommendations will assist the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council as we set goals for and design our own dashboard, build a community engagement strategy around the dashboard and our food action plan, and move with a … Read more
The Politics of Community Engagement: How to Involve Community in Needed Food Policy Reform focuses on the best practices of food policy councils and their ability to keep community members involved in the policy-making process. The report also provides recommendations … Read more
As part of the 2005 Food as Medicine Campaign supported by The UPS Foundation, CHC worked in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Feeding America, the Community Food Security Coalition, and the Association of Nutrition Services Agencies … Read more
Food Policy Councils: Practice and Possibility reports on the role of Food Policy Councils in the Community Food Security movement, which build and support partnerships among anti-hunger, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and private sector stakeholders to create hunger-free communities.
Advocating for Change is a step by step guide for food banks on how to form anti-hunger advocacy committees in their communities. It contains detailed information about what is needed to successfully form an advocacy committee, useful tools to facilitate … Read more
Fighting Hunger with Policy: A Model for Establishing a Food Policy Coalition includes profiles of the Acadiana Food Policy Coalition’s ten parishes, practical notes on organizing, materials for the Acadiana Community Food Security Conference, and recommendations.