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 – February 5
Date: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Town Hall (100 N. 20th St, 1st floor)
Agenda and Relevant Documents: TBA
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 email@example.com to learn more about adding businesses to this list.