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The Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council connects Philadelphians and our local government to create a more just food system—where all people have the power to access, own and control our food, land and labor.

 Join us! All FPAC subcommittee meetings, general meetings, and executive sessions are open to the public.

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Next FPAC Executive Session: Virtual on Zoom
CLOSED to Members Date: Wednesday, July 1
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: Virtual (more info available soon)


The Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) is seeking proposals for the development of a theory of change and a strategic plan to achieve FPAC’s move from organization/institution-centered to community-centered with a focus on centering the work in equity and anti-racism. We are particularly interested in working with a team that has experience designing highly participatory planning processes that are inclusive, equitable, and engage anti-oppressive strategies to facilitate and move through race, gender, class, and other power differences.

For more details:

Proposals are due no later than 11:59 PM US EST on Sunday, June 28. Please email the proposal and all required documentation in PDF form to: fpac@phila.gov. Please share with your networks widely!


Check out the FPAC Food System Exchange to Give or Get Resources

Looking to give or get resources across the food system during COVID-19? The Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) created this easy-to-use tool to exchange resources. Though sparked by the COVID-19 global pandemic, it is our understanding that the widespread impacts of the virus are symptoms of larger systems of oppression. During and beyond the pandemic, we will continue to connect Philadelphians and our local government to create a more just food system —where all people have the power to access, own and control our food, land and labor. Check out the FPAC Food System Exchange to request or offer support! 


FPAC Releases Guide to Fair Labor for Good Food Businesses

The Workforce & Economic Development subcommittee is pleased to announce the publication of the Guide to Fair Labor for Good Food Businesses, a manual the subcommittee created to help employers contribute to building a stronger regional economy and a just food system. The guide contains information about free and low-cost resources that support fair wages and scheduling, improved health and safety, better employee benefits, fostering an open workplace culture, and selecting fair suppliers and subcontractors. We see these measures as a first step toward changing the culture of the food industry and helping more Philadelphians realize their career potential in the food sector. Check it out here!

Hosting an event? The 2018 Good Food Caterer Guide has got you covered!

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In August, the Good Food Procurement subcommittee released the 2018 Good Food Caterer Guide. 16 more caterers were added to the list! See if your favorite caterer made the cut. 

Whether its for a working lunch or community event, use the guide to find some ‘good food’ for your guests! Want to help promote the guide? Share the printable booklet with your friends and officemates.

The Good Food Procurement Subcommittee developed the guide to help consumers find businesses offering food that meets at least two of the four ‘good food’ values: healthy, fair, sustainably-sourced, and locally-owned.

Reach out to fpac@phila.gov to learn more about adding businesses to this list.