What is a Food Policy Council?
Food Policy Councils (FPCs) bring together stakeholders from diverse community sectors to examine how well the current local food system is working for people’s health and well-being, and then develop policy recommendations to improve it.
Food Policy Councils work closely with local and state government partners in making recommendations for policy, actions and programs.
The Food Policy Council of San Antonio (FPCSA) serves as a stakeholder forum to support a healthy, sustainable and just local food system for people, the environment, the economy and community; gathers and disseminates information for all who work toward that goal in the San Antonio area; and advocates for policy improvements relating to food.
Our Work is Done in Community
As a community-based organization, the Food Policy Council of San Antonio (FPCSA) appreciates local resources pertaining to food issues and collaborates with many local, regional and national entities.
Some of the local and regional organizations we work with include:
- City of San Antonio
- National Centers for Appropriate Technologies (NCAT)
- Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA)
- Texas Department A&M AgriLife Extension Service
- Green Spaces Alliance
- Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA)
In response to specific areas of need in the city, the Food Policy Council of San Antonio (FPCSA) has created work groups. Each Work Group brings experts and passionate people together in a forum to establish policy, generate new ideas, develop solutions, build partnerships and have a voice in the community for these important issues revolving around food and the community’s overall health and wellness.
Work Groups include, but are not limited to:
- Urban Agriculture
- Farm to School
- Healthy Corner Stores
- Big Soda
- and More