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Statement of Vision
The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council envisions a vibrant local food system that enhances the health of all residents, protects the earth, increases economic vitality, expands social connectedness, and improves food security.
To continue to advance Homegrown Minneapolis, the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council works to support all Minneapolis residents and increase access to quality food, address hunger and food insecurity, connect sectors of the food system, influence policy and decision making, and ensure an environmentally sustainable and socially just food system. To accomplish this, the food council:
Want to learn more about the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council? Visit the group's page in the City's Boards & Commissions directory, or view the current member list.
Food Council Bylaws:
The Food Council recruits new members biannually during the late summer/early fall of odd-numbered years. See more information on Food Council applications.
Each year the Food Council identifies several working groups and task forces as priorities, informed by previous work and community input as well as emerging opportunities and concerns. Food Council meetings often include time for working groups to meet on a rotating basis. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend monthly Food Council meetings and participate in working group activities. Current 2016 working groups include:
Learn about the previous work of the 2014-15 Food Council Working Groups and Task Forces here.
Additional working groups and/or task forces may be activated as needs/opportunities emerge that the Food Council determines it has capacity to engage in.
On December 1, 2016, the Food Council hosted a free community open house at Seward Montessori School to celebrate local food policy progress and gain community input on priorities for the upcoming year. The Food Council also honored Homegrown Heroes who help expand the community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat, and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods. Learn about the 2016 Homegrown Heroes and view the 2016 Homegrown Minneapolis Highlights. In lieu of a 2017 Open House the Food Council is planning to host a community food policy event in spring 2018.
It is the policy of the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council to direct requests for letters of support for grant proposals to specific Food Council members and/or specific City departments, depending on fit with and interest from those specific Food Council members and City departments.
Agendas, minutes, and other meeting materials are provided in PDF format.
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2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 materials are available here.