Who We Are

Who We Are
The New Haven Food Policy Council is a volunteer advisory board for the City of New Haven. Our eleven Council members are New Haven residents, appointed by the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen. We are a collaborative group working to address local and regional food issues and the impacts on individuals, communities, businesses, the environment and local government.

Our Mission

To build a food system that nourishes all people in a just and sustainable manner.

We Improve Our Food System By

  • Building coalitions and fostering cooperation between community groups, residents, and city offices.
  • Developing strategies to effectively addresses food access, hunger, obesity, community development, economic development, urban agriculture, food waste, and nutrition and food education.
  • Compiling information to educate residents and community leaders.
  • Advocating for policy that improves the nutritional, environmental, economic, and social health of the City.