Assessment & Plan
The Kent County Food Policy Council exists to advocate for and promote a local, good food system.
We are leading a food planning process to identify the key areas in which policy activity can advance a thriving good food system in Kent County.
This process will include:
- Completing a regional Food System Assessment
- Completing a Food Policy Assessment for Kent County and the City of Grand Rapids
- Developing a Food System Plan for Kent County based on community input
What is a food system plan and why do we need one?
A healthy, sustainable regional food system can bring economic, environmental, and social benefits to a community. But these benefits don't happen automatically. Food systems need planning, too! Planning brings structure and strategy to local food systems growth, and helps align policies, such as ordinances, zoning, and incentives to support the local food system.
A Food System Plan can:
How do we do our work?
We have convened committees that focus on key parts of the process.
Stay tuned for more information on how you can get involved and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate in one of the committees.
The entire project will span from Fall 2023 to Winter 2024.
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