Be the Change

Be the change you want to see in the world. If you are passionate about social justice issues, get involved in your city by creating solutions that address those issues in a lasting and sustainable way.

At the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC), members work everyday to be the change and achieve our mission to facilitate the development of responsible policies that improve access for Philadelphia residents to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound, and affordable food that is grown locally through environmentally sustainable practices.

If you are interested in helping us achieve our mission, here are four ways you can join our team:

1. Join our mailing list
Email your contact information to fpac@phila.gov to sign up for email updates, including the bimonthly newsletter and invitations to general meetings.

2. Attend a general meeting
Join us at our next meeting on August 6, 2014 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at 1515 Arch Street on the 18th floor. Meetings are always open to the public and provide a great opportunity to network and stay up-to-date with FPAC developments. Email fpac@phila.gov to RSVP to attend the next meeting.

3. Join one or more of FPAC’s six subcommittees
Subcommittees research, study, evaluate and make recommendations on priority issues for FPAC. Subcommittees meet about once a month at the discretion of the Chair. To join a subcommittee, email fpac@phila.gov to be put in touch with a subcommittee chair. FPAC’s current subcommittees include:

  • Anti-Hunger
  • Communications and Outreach
  • Governance and Membership
  • Local Food Procurement
  • Vacant Land
  • Zero Waste

4. Become an appointed member
FPAC is currently accepting nominations for appointing new members. The Governance and Membership Subcommittee is working to increase the nomination pool in order to diversify FPAC’s membership to cover any gaps FPAC might currently have. FPAC members serve as individuals, attend general meetings, and often join or chair a subcommittee – commitments that require about three to ten hours of work per month. If you are interested in becoming an FPAC appointed member, self-nominate by filling out a nomination form.

Here is a chance to be the change. Time waits for no one. Take action. Join FPAC today and then spread the word. Visit https://phillyfpac.org/ to learn more about us.

Katrice Cheaton
Community Advocate
FPAC Appointed Member

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