Humboldt Food Policy Council
The Humboldt Food Policy Council (HFPC) is a network of diverse Humboldt County food systems stakeholders. A food system includes all the activities that are involved in food production including growing, harvesting, processing, transporting, marketing, eating, and disposing of food waste. Founded by the California Center for Rural Policy in 2009 with the vision that everyone in our community should have equal access to healthy food, the HFPC has since led to the inception of numerous food programs, grants and initiatives that are central to the health and vitality of the region. The HFPC works to enhance a regional food system that is equitable, culturally appropriate, and both environmentally and economically sustainable by facilitating collaborative partnerships of diverse stakeholders; and affecting relevant policies throughout the food system.
HFPC members include grocers, farmers, public health professionals, hospitals, economic developers, value added food producers, local food advocates, planners, food pantries, non-profits, elected officials, consumers, and concerned citizens. Stakeholders in the HFPC envision a sustainable food system that provides affordable and accessible foods for all, contributes to the economic viability of the region, and supports the sustainability of every part of the food system –from seed, to table, to soil.
Business Meetings are held every other month. The HFPC also holds community events throughout the year. Contact HFPC Coordinator Portia Bramble email@example.com for current meeting and event information.