The Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council facilitates the development of responsible policies that improve access for all Philadelphia residents to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound, and affordable food that is grown locally through environmentally sustainable practices.
Next General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: One Parkway, 1515 Arch St, 18th Floor, Room 18-022
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FPAC Testifies at Philadelphia Land Bank Public Hearing
On November 4 FPAC member Leah Lazer read testimony compiled by FPAC’s Urban Agriculture Subcommittee and approved by the general membership.
FPAC believes strongly in the need for the Philadelphia Land Bank. Former FPAC Co-Chair Glenn Bergman was among those to testify before City Council in 2013 in support of the Land Bank, and FPAC members have been pleased to contribute to the formation and implementation of a Land Bank committed to equitable community development, open space initiatives and urban agriculture, and clear and transparent operations.
The Land Bank’s 2015 Strategic Plan continues to be foundational in setting priorities and embracing an equitable and transparent approach, and represents input from a diverse array of stakeholders. The 2015 Progress Report and Strategic Plan Update appropriately affirms the Strategic Plan. That said, the public needs more information from this progress report and more transparency from the Land Bank and associated agencies.
CALLING ALL GOOD FOOD BUSINESSES: Take the Good Food Catering Survey!
Is your business going above and beyond to provide healthy, local, sustainable, and fair food to your customers? If so, FPAC’s Good Food Procurement Subcommittee wants to hear from you!
Please take 10 to 15 minutes to complete a survey about how you are including health and sustainability in your menus, or fairness and equity in your business (open until November 20th).
Why Good Food Catering?
City departments spend over $100,000 per year on food for meetings, parties, and events. FPAC wants to identify good business partners who can help these food purchases support healthy, sustainable, local, and fair food systems.
Why should I respond?
Respondents meeting best practices in at least two categories (healthy, sustainable sourcing, local ownership, and fair practices) will be:
- Added to the first ever Directory of Good Food Caterers that we will share with City departments and agencies; and
- Invited to participate in a Good Food Caterer showcase in spring or summer 2016.
Thanks for sharing and completing the survey!