Join the Nourish DC Launch to Learn about Support for Your Food Business

 Are you a food business located in Washington, DC? Are you interested in financing, technical assistance, or grant support for your business? Join us on October 7 to learn about the Nourish DC Collaborative and how it can support your food business.    REGISTER   In this webinar, we will provide information on the Nourish … More Join the Nourish DC Launch to Learn about Support for Your Food Business

Nutrition Equity Amendment Act of 2021: Community Advocacy Guide

The Food Policy Council has had several discussions about the Nutrition Equity Amendment Act of 2021. You can review the slides, notes, and recording from the full April FPC meeting and the slides from the May Nutrition & Healthy Working Group meeting. A printable version of this Community Advocacy Guide is available here. The bill … More Nutrition Equity Amendment Act of 2021: Community Advocacy Guide

Vaccines for Food Sector Workers

The availability of a COVID-19 vaccine fills us with hope and we encourage every resident to get vaccinated when you are eligible. To that end, we are sharing DC’s vaccination schedule and encourage you to register at vaccinate.dc.gov to get alerts as DC moves to the next tier of vaccinations. Individuals working in the following sectors of the DC food system will be eligible for vaccination appointments in the following phases/tiers (currently, the … More Vaccines for Food Sector Workers

1-Pager: New Healthy Food Retail in Wards 7 and 8

Increasing access to healthy food is a top priority for Mayor Bowser and the DC Food Policy Council. Thanks to public advocacy, dedicated business owners, and government support, 4 new healthy food stores will be opening in Wards 7 and 8 between 2020-2022. This is great progress, and we lookforward to continuing our work to … More 1-Pager: New Healthy Food Retail in Wards 7 and 8

Upcoming Event: Financing Food

About this Event When: Thursday, July 30th, 10-11:30AM. Register on Eventbrite. Creating a resilient, more equitable food system requires money and support. We will talk with CDFIs about access to funding and financing. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) play a critical role in providing funding, capital, and other resources to hyperlocal DC food businesses. Join us … More Upcoming Event: Financing Food

Proposed SNAP Rule: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)

The USDA recently proposed a rule to restrict how states provide SNAP benefits to certain able-bodied adults without dependents. The federal rule is estimated to eliminate SNAP benefits for as many as 755,000 people across the country and reduce benefits by $15 billion over ten years. If enacted, this rule will reduce SNAP participation, increase … More Proposed SNAP Rule: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)