About

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MISSION

The Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) facilitates the development of responsible policies that improve access for Philadelphia residents to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound, and affordable food that is grown locally through environmentally sustainable practices.

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HISTORY

Through Greenworks Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Food Charter, the City of Philadelphia set targets to create more equitable access to healthy food in neighborhoods, improve the environment and public health, and stimulate the economy by increasing access to local, fresh, and healthy food.  To help guide the City’s work on food system planning, Mayor Michael Nutter asked the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to convene a Food Policy Advisory Council.  The Mayor appointed the inaugural members of the council in January 2011.

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SUB-COMMITTEES

During the spring of 2011, members established four sub-committees in order to research, study, evaluate, and make recommendations on priority issues; Anti-Hunger and Local Food, Governance and Membership, Vacant Land, and Workforce Development Strategy. A fifth sub-committee, Communications and Outreach, was formed in the winter of 2012-13. In the summer of 2013, Local Food Procurement became an independent sub-committee, and the Zero Waste Sub-committee was created that fall.
The Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council encourages any citizen interested in addressing issues in the food system to get involved by joining a sub-committee. Email fpac@phila.gov to be put in touch with a sub-committee chair.

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APPOINTED MEMBERS

Glenn Bergman Diane Cornman-Levy Ann Karlen Jessica McAtamney Bob Pierson  
Patricia Blakely Laquanda Dobson Esteban Kelly Greg McKinley Viery Ricketts Thomas
John Byrnes Nic Esposito Leanne Krueger-Braneky Jaime McKnight Patricia Smith
Amy Laura Cahn Alison Hastings Shiriki Kumanyika Lisa Mosca Nicky Uy

CURRENT CO-CHAIRS

Diane Cornman-Levy
Sarah Wu, Ex-Officio