Prince George's County Food Equity Council
WHAT'S A FOOD EQUITY COUNCIL?
THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY FOOD EQUITY COUNCIL (FEC)
The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council (FEC) is an independent local food policy council for Prince George’s County, Maryland. FEC works collaboratively with stakeholders to revitalize the local, regional, and national food system and elevates the voice and connectivity of farmers, grassroots organizations, low income residents, business leaders, health advocates, educators and others who are often not at the table when food and farm policies are developed.
The FEC is made up of 22 local leaders representing anti-hunger direct service and advocacy groups, grocery stores, government agencies, community based organizations, civic associations, urban farms, universities, and health care providers. FEC’S mission is to significantly improve food security and community well-being of all who live, work, study, worship and play in Prince George’s County. By identifying deficiencies and promoting innovative solutions, FEC will help transform the food system into one that improves public health, ensures environmental sustainability, and spurs sound economic development.
FEC developed out of the Place Matters team of the Port Towns Community Health Partnership and has been incubated within the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) since its launch on October 26, 2013.
The Prince George’s Food Equity Council is looking for residents and businesses to join its workgroups and give input on what is important to their community. If you want to share your ideas for the food system change happening in Prince George’s County or just want to learn more and spread the word, please contact Sydney Daigle, Food Equity Council Coordinator, at .