Food Policy

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Vision

To create a culture where locally produced and healthy foods are in demand and valued.

Mission

A coalition developing, connecting and building a local food environment that creates a sustainable food system to serve the needs of producers, suppliers and consumers.

Learn more about the work of this committee. Click here for flyer.

Meeting Schedule:

The next Food Policy Committee meeting is Thursday July 19, 1:30-2:30pm, at the Downtown YMCA (402 N. Market St) 2nd floor BOARD room, discussing ‘what’s next for the Food Policy Committee’ and other items.

There are three sub-committees that meet every other month. Here is a brief description of the sub-committees and the meeting times.

  • Production of healthy foods: performing a comprehensive review of planning, licensing and zoning relating to the production and sales of produce and animals. Next meeting: August 16th 2:00-3:00 pm Downtown YMCA 2nd floor conference room. For more information, contact Tammi Krier.
  • Awareness of healthy foods: developing, cross-sharing and promoting events, programs, content, and policies that create a culture where locally produced and healthy food is in demand and valued. Next meeting: August 16th 1:00pm – 2:00 pm Downtown YMCA 2nd floor conference room. For more information, contact Becky Tuttle.
  • Access to healthy foods: identifying policies and programs working to increase access to healthy foods where people live, learn, earn, play, and pray. Next meeting is August 16th 3:00pm – 4:00 pm Downtown YMCA 2nd floor conference room. For more information, contact Shelley Rich.

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Frequently Asked Questions regarding local food policies.

Local Resources


Committee Stakeholder Resources


For more information, contact Tammi Krier, tammi.krier@ymcawichita.org