Shopping at a farmers market is one of the most delicious ways to support our local food system! Our DC farmers market map is updated for the 2022 season, including:*Locations*Times and Days of Operation*Public Transportation Options*Public Benefits Accepted View the map HERE.
Deadline to Testify if TOMORROW, Friday, April 22, 2022 by 5pm! The Food Policy Council’s 2021 and 2022 Priorities cite decreasing food insecurity and increasing the utilization of federal nutrition program benefits as key steps to support residents in the District. A printable version of this Community Advocacy Guide is available here. The bill can … More Give SNAP a Raise Amendment Act of 2022: Community Advocacy Guide
The Government of the District of Columbia intends to apply for a funding opportunity through the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This opportunity will be approximately $1,100,000 and is through the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA). The focus of this grant opportunity is to: Strengthen the District’s local and regional food system; … More Request for Information for USDA Grant Opportunity!
The Food Policy Council’s 2021 and 2022 Priorities cite decreasing food insecurity and promoting health equity among at-risk populations. Over the past year, the FPC has strategically collaborated with partner agencies, non-profits, affected residents, and participated in working groups to help support policy recommendations to address the District’s high food insecurity rate among seniors. A … More No Senior Hungry Omnibus Amendment Act of 2021: Community Advocacy Guide
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 almost ready to publish its 2022 Food Policy Council Priorities. But, before we do that, we need to hear what you think about the District’s food system! We can’t achieve success without knowing what is important to you. And that means we need your feedback on what you thought … More We Want to Hear from You!
The DC Food Policy Council (FPC) has several open positions for District residents. Please see more information below and share widely. Description: The DC Food Policy Council (FPC) advises the Food Policy Director, District agencies, the Mayor, and the DC Council on policies to strengthen DC’s food system. Specific topic areas include: Food Access & Equity Sustainable Supply Chain Nutrition … More Apply to Become a Member of the DC Food Policy Council!
The Nutrition and Health Working Group collaborated with Christina Nemphos, a GIS specialist at Towson University, to create a story map on Food and Garden Education in DC during COVID-19. Explore the Story Map Here A wide variety of DC-based organizations continued to offer education for youth, adults and families around food, nutrition, gardening and … More New Tool!: Story Map on Nutrition and Garden Education in DC
The Nourish DC Catalytic Grant application is now open! Nourish DC catalytic grants support Washington, DC businesses increasing access to healthy food and creating quality jobs. Your business could receive between $10,000 and $50,000 in grant funding to support food access for communities across the District. Apply by November 16. APPLY FOR NOURISH DC GRANTS Catalytic Grant … More Nourish DC Catalytic Grants: Apply Now for the Chance at $10-50,000 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