Food Policy Coalition Meeting

On Wednesday, February 23rd, Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge and Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Gross, convened a meeting to form the Montgomery County Food Policy Coalition.  The idea to form a food policy coalition was born from a food summit held in November of last year.  The summit focused awareness on issues around hunger, health, child nutrition, local farming, and food assistance outreach within Montgomery County.  80 representatives from area agencies and organizations attended Wednesday’s meeting.

Food Policy Coalitions are typically made up of stakeholders from various segments of a local food system; production, distribution, processing, consumption, and waste recovery.  The primary goal of many Food Policy Coalitions is to review the local food system and provide ideas and recommendations for improvement through public policy. 

“Montgomery County is looking for ways to improve the health of our community by enhancing our local food system,” said Commissioner Dodge.  “We believe we can make an impact in reducing hunger and health issues with this coordinated approach.”

The Coalition plans to hold annual progress updates for the community.  Anyone interested in participating in the Coalition is welcome to contact Commissioner Dodge’s office at 225-6470.

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