Jefferson County's Food Policy Council (FPC) aims to combat food insecurity in the North Country by promoting comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues.
With a focus on the needs of low-income individuals, the FPC's goal is to increase food security and improve self-reliance by bringing together the entire food system to assess strengths, establish linkages, and create sustainable systems.
To leverage comprehensive and cooperative approaches among local stakeholders to tackle complex food system problems, the FPC aims to encompass:
To achieve its objectives, the FPC is implementing a 2022-2025 Regional Food Systems Partnership project that includes meeting the specific needs of low-income individuals by expanding access to fresher, more nutritious food supplies, increasing self-reliance of communities to provide for their own food needs, and promoting comprehensive responses to local food and nutrition issues.
The implementation project will generate widespread consciousness about local food, local producers, and food resources across all community sectors. This will be achieved through the Fresh and Healthy Initiative, which includes the following actions:
Further goals are focused on meeting specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agricultural needs for infrastructure improvement and development, planning for long-tern solutions, and more.
Join the Jefferson County Food Policy Council in its commitment to connect diverse sectors of the food system to meet the needs of those facing food insecurity. The FPC is seeking public, private, and non-profit expertise to make a lasting impact on local food access.
Local Foods Program Manager
315-788-8450 ext. 241
Last updated April 21, 2023