The Washtenaw Food Policy Council (WFPC) Members approved and finalized our policy agenda, outlining our goals and work to support healthy, fair, affordable, and sustainable food in Washtenaw County. From incorporating the work of our Policy Action Teams (PATs), including issues such as food access and nutrition, farmers and institutional purchasing, food waste and packaging, and planning and zoning, to broader issues such as preserving land for agriculture and ensuring fair wages of food workers and farm workers, the policy agenda reflects the changes needed to ensure a viable and sustainable food system in our County.
The policy agenda organizes the work the WFPC is doing by spheres of influence–from schools and other institutions in the county, to municipalities and county government, to state and federal government–change at all of these levels is critical.
Over the next few months, the WFPC and our PATs will be working to create standards and guidelines to inform decision-makers and advocate for these changes across the food system! Take a look at our agenda and let us know your thoughts! Our next step will be presenting this policy agenda to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, September 18th at 6:30PM. The meeting will be at the Washtenaw County Administration Building 220 N. Main Street Ann Arbor, Michigan. We’d love to see you there!
If you are interested in being involved with the WFPC or supporting our work, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.