The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s Food Policy Networks (FPN) project maintains a comprehensive online directory of food policy councils across North America. This directory was founded on information gathered by the Community Food Security Coalition in May 2012. Since 2013, the FPN project has conducted regular survey of food policy councils to update information in the directory and learn about how FPCs are changing the food systems in their communities. For the latest report on FPCs in the United States and in tribal nations, see Pivoting Policy, Programs and Partnerships: Food Policy Councils' Responses to the Crises of 2020.
We invite you to explore our map to see which FPCs exist in your area.
If you would like to add your food policy council to the directory or update your FPC’s information in the directory, contact Karen Bassarab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Policy Councils and Covid-19
Food policy councils are in a position to address food system vulnerabilities being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic through a coordinated response and strong policy advocacy. The FPN project is supporting food policy councils in a variety of ways during these uncertain times. Learn more here.
Food Policy Councils at Work
We are frequently asked about what food policy councils have achieved as a result of their efforts. Drawing a cause and effect line with any collaboration is not easy. We created the first Wheel of Achievements in 2016 by pulling examples from the 2016 FPC census of how FPCs are contributing to an equitable, healthy, and sustainable food system. Check out the Food Policy Council Achievements Wheels to see examples of FPC work over the years.