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.
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Next FPAC Executive Session – March 4
Date: Wednesday, March 4
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: Innovation Lab of the Municipal Services Building (1401 JFK Blvd, 16th Floor)
Agenda and Relevant Documents: Our March executive session is entirely focused on learning about racism and antiracism in the food system. The session will be co-facilitated by Esteban Kelly (former FPAC co-chair, director of the US Federation of Worker Co-ops, and founding worker-owner of AORTA (the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance) and Kristin Schwab (former trainer for AORTA and current FPAC Interim Manager). The session will dig into historic examples of racism in the food system, food as a tool for social change, and visions for a just Philadelphia food system. In preparation for this session, please read Food—Systems—Racism: From Mistreatment to Transformation By Eric Holt-Giménez and Breeze Harper
Philadelphia’s Urban Agriculture Plan 1st Public Meeting
On December 3rd, more than 250 residents packed a room at the central branch of the Philadelphia Free Library to start the city’s first-ever urban agriculture plan. Read more about the public meeting here.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about adding businesses to this list.