The Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council connects Philadelphians and their local government to create a more just food system. We envision that all Philadelphians can access and afford healthy, sustainable, culturally appropriate, local, and fair food.

 Join us! All FPAC subcommittee meetings, general meetings, and executive sessions are open to the public. Click the icons below to learn more about our subcommittees’ work and sign up for FPAC’s mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter and meeting reminders!

Are you interested in serving on FPAC as an appointed member? Fill out a nomination form

Next FPAC General Meeting – August 1

Date: Wednesday,  August 1st
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: 100 N. 20th Street, PHS Town Hall
Agenda and Relevant Documents: TBA

Next FPAC Executive Session – September 5
*Please note that the July Executive Session has been cancelled in lieu of a facilitation training for FPAC members and leadership.

Date: Wednesday, September 5th
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: 1401 JFK Blvd, 16th Floor Innovation Lab
Agenda and Relevant Documents: TBA


FPAC Compost System Design Competition Big Reveal


Want to learn more about community composting? Curious about what compost systems would be best for your neighborhood or school? Come out to the Compost System Design Competition Big Reveal at Share Food Program on Wednesday, August 8th, from 6pm to 8pm!

Last year, the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) crowdsourced ideas for a neighborhood-scale composting system that is affordable and easy to build. Two final designs were chosen and have been tested over the summer by experts at Bennett Compost. Come and see the winning design! At the event, you will also have the chance to learn more about the mini-grant cycle, which will provide funds to build two compost systems for your community center, school, or neighborhood.

Come for the big reveal and stay for food, raffle prizes, compost demos, and activities! Learn more and register here.

FPAC Releases Updated Philly Food Finder Guides

philly_food_finder_logoIn March 2018, FPAC released printable PDFs of the Philly Food Finder for each City Council District. Guides include information on SNAP/food stamps, meals for kids, senior meals, soup kitchens, food pantries, and farmers’ markets. The FPAC Anti-Hunger subcommittee presented on the Philly Food Finder at a Food Resources 101 City Council briefing in March, and will make booklets available to each City Council office.

Through the Philly Food Finder, Philadelphians can search for all needs in one place, view information on-the-go, and learn about applying for SNAP and other nutrition assistance programs. Food providers can also add and update resources through a simple form.

Find food resources in your neighborhood with the 2018 Guides and interactive map! Spanish translations coming soon.