The Food Policy Council was established by community leaders in social services, public health, and educational organizations who found that despite ongoing efforts, access to healthy affordable foods was still limited for many Tarrant County citizens.
The group was formed to improve collaboration and take a systems approach to addressing food issues in our community. Working together, we can make sure healthy, affordable, sustainable foods are accessible wherever people live, work, learn, and play.
There's a lot more that goes into a food system than you might think. Because our food system is so complex, we have a diverse membership.
Many of our members represent leading organizations in our community, such as universities, nonprofit charities, healthcare professionals, civic leaders, and agricultural services and more. To be truly effective, we need representatives from the whole food system, from farmer to consumer to waste management.
Equitable access to healthy food for individuals living in Tarrant County
Our mission is to collaborate with representatives of all aspects of Tarrant County's food system to catalyze creative solutions for ensuring equitable access to sufficient, nutritious, and culturally appropriate foods, and to advocate for local food policies that support this goal. For more information, view our short presentation.