The Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2022 District budget includes exciting new investments to close the grocery gap, support locally-owned fresh food businesses, and strengthen existing grocery access programs. You can learn more from this Brief, summarized below.
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
The ReOpen DC Alcohol Act of 2021 proposes several updates to Title 25 of the DC Official Code aimed at creating innovative new opportunities for businesses and consumers, and to protect public health and safety. You can find a one-pager for the legislation below.
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
The DC Food Policy Council has identified three top priorities to make DC’s food system more equitable, healthy, and sustainable in 2021. The Working Groups have committed to specific strategies to help accomplish each priority. We invite all who care about the DC food system to join us in our work! Printable PDF version available here.
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
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
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)
Women, Infants, and Children Program Expansion Act of 2018 Community Action Guide Prepared by the DC Food Policy Council’s Working Group on Sustainable Food Procurement What is WIC and why does it matter? WIC is a federal program intended to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 by providing … More ACTION ALERT: WIC Expansion Act of 2018