New Toolkit Will Assist in Educating D.C. Residents on Federal Nutrition Programs

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

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

Mayor Bowser Announces Fund to Increase Food Access and Community Ownership

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

Green Food Purchasing Amendment Act of 2020

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

Mayor Bowser Releases Report on the Current State of Food Access and Food Security in the District

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2020 CONTACT: Mekdy Alemayehu (OP) 202.412.7828; mekdy.alemayehu2@dc.gov   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

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