California Food Policy Council

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Council of Councils
Jan 1 2012

ensure that California’s food system reflects the needs of all of its communities.

Governing Documents | Calendar | Minutes & Agenda

The California Food Policy Council is a collaborative of local food policy groups working to ensure that California’s food system reflects the needs of all of its communities.The purpose of the California Food Policy Council (CAFPC) is to build the capacity of local food policy bodies to find common ground on policy priorities, generate public support for those policies, educate policymakers on issues in our food system, and advocate for food systems change in California.

Governing Documents

The following governing documents have been approved by the CAFPC in concept. The council continues to work on refining the language to ensure that they truly reflect the desires of the group. The following links are to draft documents that will continue to evolve.

Link to Operating Guidelines (Draft) - Update June 18, 2013

Link to Guiding Principles (Draft)

For CFPC members:

CAFPC’s Vision for A Healthy, Vibrant, Equitable Food System – Is Your Council Onboard?

February 15, 2013 --  The CAFPC is currently in the process of ratifying their guiding principles. Coming to agreement on this document amongst 26 members was a challenging process over the last few months. The guiding principles are a first step in the innovative thinking and practices this group will abide by. The principles showcase the councils’ commitment to work collectively with local state and federal government institutions and private sector entities to enact just, transparent and sustainable food policies that improve California’s food and farms. In the following months each of the 26 local food policy bodies will vote to ratify this document at their next scheduled meetings.

We’re excited to announce that as of February 19, 2013 three of the local food policy bodies; Oakland Food Policy Council, The San Francisco Food Security Task Force, the Richmond Food Policy Council and San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance have already ratified the CAFPC guiding principles. Has your council ratified? Please make sure to let us know so we can highlight your council’s support.

The CAFPC guiding principles will provide a framework for the council to work together on a collective vision that will shape a more just, vibrant, healthy and sustainable food system for all Californians. Stay tuned as more councils continue to ratify.

Ratification of our Purpose and Guiding Principles


Calendar Updates:

CAFPC Meetings Minutes & Agenda

June 24, 2014 - NorCal Meeting, Santa Rosa, CA
Meeting Presentations
Matrix Presentation
Meeting Results
Travel Expense Claim
W-9 Form

May 9, 2014 - SoCal Regional Meeting, Hollywood, CA

Meeting Results
Travel Expense Claim Form

CAFPC Overview
Orange County Food Access Coalition
Los Angeles Food Policy Council
Public Health Alliance of SoCal
San Diego Food Systems Alliance
San Luis Obispo Food System Coalition
Santa Barbara Food Alliance
SoCal Issues overview

Policy Update Discussion
Accompanying Materials:
AB 1961 Bill Language
 AB 1961 Fact Sheet
 AB 2385 Bill Language
 AB 2385 Fact Sheet
 AB 2561 Neighborhood Food Act Fact Sheet
 AB 2561 Bill Language


February 26 & 27, 2014 - Sacramento, CA

Meeting Results
Travel Expense Claim Form

Photo Album Day 1 (Facebook)

Photo Album Day 2 (Facebook)

Photo Slide Show


December 10, 2013 - CAFPC Webinar

Presentation & Meeting

Sept 11 & 12, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA

March 20, 2013 - Oakland, CA

December 5 & 6, 2012 - San Diego, CA

August 27, 2012 - Sacamento, CA
Press Release

May 7, 2012 - San Francisco, CA
Photo Slideshow

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