"Together we can build a better food system. We envision a Connecticut where everyone has access to safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate, and affordable food; where the food system is more reliant on local and regional production; where the food supply chain, including farms and fisheries but also grocery stores and restaurants, supports many vibrant and varied businesses that provide sustainable livelihoods; where there is broad public awareness and passionate public support of a robust local food system; and where stewardship of soil, water, air and energy resources is institutionalized as an integral part of a resilient and robust regional culture of food, health and community. "
"The Food Policy Council mission is to ensure residents have easy access to, skills to prepare, and desire to consume healthy, mostly local foods. Bridgeport food access is driven by Bridgeport residents and opportunities for livable wage job creation.
The Food Policy Council meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise announced. Please see the meeting schedule linked below for meeting locations. Please use the drop-down menu to access the meeting agendas and minutes"
"The Hamden Food Security Task Force grew out of the work of a number of service providers concerned with the increase in food hardship and the dearth of powerful and enduring solutions in communities in the Greater New Haven area. "
"Our purpose is to create a Food Policy Council for the city of New Britain, CT. New Britain is a food swamp, with an over allocation of unhealthy food. In creating a Food Policy Council, the community will be able to make changes to the local food system and address systemic issues that exist, such as systemic racism. We foresee the Food Policy Council using community organizing skills, tools, and tactics to approach issues and make real change in the community. "
"The New Haven Food Policy Council’s mission is to build and maintain a food system that nourishes all people in a just and sustainable manner. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at New Haven's City Hall at 8:30 am. We also host a number of satellite events and meetings about New Haven food systems. Our work is done in collaboration with the City of New Haven, a number of local and regional non-profit organizations, small businesses, and activists."
"The New London County Food Policy Council (NLCFPC) is a shared leadership initiative striving to ensure that local, affordable, and nutritious food will be available to all people throughout New London County. We recognize that every New London County resident should have access to an adequate supply of healthy, affordable, safe, and culturally-appropriate food. We will work to transform the food system by developing a local capacity to study and promote mission-critical policy in all of its dimensions: local, regional, state, national and international."
" The Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy was established by City ordinance in 1991 to implement recommendations from the Mayor’s Task Force on Hunger. Continuously operational since then, its purpose is to integrate all City agencies in a common effort to improve the availability of safe and nutritious food at reasonable prices for all Hartford residents, particularly those in need."
"We are an alliance of diverse community members, farmers, businesses, agencies, and partners who are working together to build relationships, share ideas, and develop projects to promote access to healthy food, generate economic opportunities, and promote diverse community participation in problem-solving for the Windham Region. "
"The Food System Policy Division (FSPD) operates through a food justice framework and across three thematic priorities - health equity, socio-economic justice, and environmental justice.
To enact change, the FSPD works on food policy at all levels that impact New Haven residents: from changing practices within organizations and institutions, to modifying regulations at a city level, to advocating on legislation at a state and federal level, to shaping international agendas. "
"Launched in 2013, the Danbury Food Collaborative brings food pantries and congregate meal providers together to address the needs of the City's food insecure residents. By working together, members have increased their capacities to better serve their clients and are able to offer more fresh, healthy food. United Way serves as the backbone organization for the Danbury Food Collaborative."
"Launched in 2015, the Stamford Food Collaborative brings together food pantries and congregate meal providers to address the needs of the City's food insecure residents. By working together, members have increased their capacities to better serve their clients and have expanded their ability to offer fresh, healthy food. "
" Launched in May 2016, the CT Farm to School Collaborative is a multi-stakeholder partnership whose function is to pursue projects together that no one partner could do alone. The Collaborative functions as an informal working group committed to growing Farm to School efforts in Connecticut. "
" Hunger Action Teams (HATs) are coalitions that bring people from across a community together to develop local solutions to hunger. HATs are at work in towns and neighborhoods across the region - leveraging local resources and relationships to raise awareness about hunger, connect services to make it easier for people to get help, and launch new initiatives that strengthen each community’s capacity to meet local needs. "
"We created the conservation agriculture movement, which speaks for the land—and for the people who grow our food. As the movement’s leaders, we have three priorities: protecting agricultural land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.
AFT is the only national agricultural organization that approaches its work in this comprehensive, holistic manner. We recognize the connection between the land, forward-looking farming practices, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. We also recognize the power of combining on-the-ground projects with objective research and effective advocacy. "
" The Working Lands Alliance is the statewide voice for farmland preservation efforts in Connecticut. Our alliance includes farmers, conservation and anti-hunger organizations, land trusts, local food advocates, and many others working together to protect Connecticut’s most precious resource – its farmland.
WLA is a project of American Farmland Trust. Founded in 1980, American Farmland Trust has helped win permanent protection for over a million acres of American farmland. AFT’s hard work and sound strategies unite farmers, environmentalists and policymakers. "
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