Sustainable Supply Chain

Co-Chairs:

  • Dalila Boclin, Hungry Harvest
  • Tariq Sheriff, DC Office of Planning

2022 Projects:

  1. Convene farmers markets and recommend policies to extend operations and expand to more locations, particularly in Wards 5, 7, and 8. (Joint project with Entrepreneurship & Food Jobs)
  2. Track the implementation of District laws related to food and climate, including the Save Good Food Act, Green Food Purchasing Act, and the Zero Waste Omnibus Act.
  3. Support the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and Office of Contracts and Procurement (OCP) in implementing the Green Food Purchasing Act. (Joint project with Entrepreneurship & Food Jobs)
  4. Publish policy brief and increase awareness on the District’s commitments under the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration.

Accomplishments:

Advocacy guide: The FPC creates advocacy guides for legislation related to food and sustainability, including the Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2018, which amended the Healthy Schools Act of 2010 to increase the District’s investment in school breakfast, require a study on best practices for building a central kitchen facility, and require DCPS to undergo a Good Food Purchasing Program baseline assessment, and the Save Good Food Amendment Act of 2018 (passed October 2018), which expanded liability protections for food donors, limiting the types of products required to carry date labels, and created a food donation best practices guide.

Partnerships: The FPC is an active contributor in several DC coalitions, including the DC Good Food Purchasing Program coalition, the DCPS School Food Advisory Group, and the DC Food Recovery Working Group.