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
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
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
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
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.