In 2013, the Mass. Food Policy Council convened stakeholders from every segment of the state’s local food system to develop a plan to address the opportunities and challenges of increasing local food production, creating jobs and economic opportunity in food and farming, protecting the land and water needed to produce food, and reducing hunger and food insecurity. It was a long, in-depth and complex process that concluded with a series of detailed action items to make the food system in Massachusetts more robust and resilient. Their final report was released in December 2015.
And the hard work isn’t over yet. Next steps call for prioritizing the recommendations and working to get them implemented.
The Sudbury Foundation, along with the Merck Family Fund, the Massachusetts Convergence Partnership and Associated Grant Makers are hosting a Funder Briefing on April 13 in Sudbury to share more about the effort. If you are interested, you may register with AGM here.