About Food PAC
Established in 2010, Food PAC members work actively to improve food access and the food system. Food PAC has grown from 18 to over 60 members, representing nonprofits, universities, farms, businesses, hospitals, and residents. Facilitated by the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative, Food PAC provides opportunities for collaboration and idea sharing around food-related organizations in Baltimore. Members are invested in issues ranging from food policy, food justice, childhood hunger, food access, nutrition, obesity, food retail, and research in food systems. Meetings are held six times a year and allow members to share updates, learn from presentations, and converse in breakout sessions so they are better equipped for their food systems work. Click here for more information.
Food PAC Goals
Goal 1: Food PAC members identify and inform the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative (BFPI) of food policy barriers in order to collectively address the policy issues from an organizational, city, state, or federal level.
Goal 2: BFPI informs Food PAC members on city, state, and federal policy implications that impact the food environment of Baltimore City.
Goal 3: Food PAC members collaborate to increase knowledge and to break down silos in order to be more effective in addressing food access and local food systems.
- First Wednesday of every other month: February, April, June, August, October, December
- Location: Department of Planning Main Conference Room – 417 E Fayette St, 8th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
If you are a resident or represent an organization working on food access issues in Baltimore City and would like to be a part of Food PAC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Meeting Dates:
- February 1
- April 5
- June 7
- August 2
- October 4
- December 6