On December 17, the DC Council hosted a hearing on Climate Resiliency in the District. DC Food Policy Director Ona Balkus testified on behalf of the DC Food Policy Council on the role of the local food system in both preventing climate change and making the city more climate resilient. You can read Ona’s testimony … More Watch the December 2021 DC Council Roundtable on Climate Resiliency!
The DC Food Policy Council is pleased to share the following announcement about a new toolkit created by our partners at District government agencies and local non-profit DC Hunger Solutions: In partnership with District government agencies, DC Hunger Solutions recently released the DC Federal Nutrition Food Programs Toolkit, designed to help community-based organizations, social service … More New Toolkit Will Assist in Educating D.C. Residents on Federal Nutrition Programs
Date: February 1, 2021 Today, the DC Food Policy Council (FPC) applauds Mayor Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development’s announcement of approximately $5,185,000 for the FY 2021 DC Local Equity, Access and Preservation Funds (DC LEAF). In particular, the FPC celebrates the Nourish DC Fund within DC LEAF, an initiative that the FPC has advocated for since … More Mayor Bowser Announces Fund to Increase Food Access and Community Ownership
Introduction The District has a long history of advancing policies to help mitigate the city’s impact on climate change through recycling, waste diversion, energy efficiency, carbon neutrality, and the Good Food Purchasing Program. One third of global greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to the agriculture sector and therefore the District’s food and beverage purchasing … More Green Food Purchasing Amendment Act of 2020
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2020 CONTACT: Mekdy Alemayehu (OP) 202.412.7828; firstname.lastname@example.org Mayor Bowser Releases Report on the Current State of Food Access and Food Security in the District The COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic effects have led to increased food insecurity rates nationally and in the District (WASHINGTON, DC) … More Mayor Bowser Releases Report on the Current State of Food Access and Food Security in the District