The Tompkins County Food Policy Council meets monthly and functions as an independent citizen based advisory council. They do research, gather information and ideas from all parts of the community, and advise local governments and institutions as to how they can adopt or change policies that will encourage a food system that is more locally based. They support a food system that is more sustainable and healthy for people and the environment, and that is more equitable and just.
The council is comprised of 25 members who represent all sectors of for the food system from producers and distributors to consumers representing a range of interests from health and education to food security and food justice. This page will serve as a resource for updates and information provided by the council.