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 – December 4
Date: Wednesday, December 4
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Town Hall (100 N. 20th St, 1st floor)
3:15 p.m. Celebrate members at the end of their second term
3:30 p.m. Action Item: Vote on October 2019 Minutes
3:45 p.m. FPAC Policy Priorities for Mayor’s Second Term Working Session
4:45 p.m. Public Comment
5:00 p.m. Close Meeting
Philadelphia’s Urban Agriculture Plan Public Meeting – December 3
Help to shape Philadelphia’s Urban Agriculture Comprehensive Plan by attending the first public meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
This plan will work to uplift Philadelphia’s rich history of urban farming and gardening, and clearly define the resources, policies, processes, and programs necessary to sustain it for future generations.
REFRESHMENTS and CHILDCARE provided.
Translation and interpretive services provided upon request.
This event is ADA Accessible.
This is an all ages event.
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.