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Food System Coalition

Central Coast Grown staff has participated in the San Luis Obispo County Food System Coalition since it was established in 2011, as part of a Hunger Free Communities grant from the USDA. The Coalition is a collection of community members representing nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies from various food system sectors, including social services, producers (farming, ranching, fishing), health, education, distribution, consumers, and retail, with a mission to promote a sustainable food system that is equitable, profitable, resilient, and health promoting. The Food System Coalition has done research and analysis  surrounding these issues, which has recently culminated in a local food system assessment.

The SLO County Food System Coalition also participates in the California Food Policy Council on a state wide level. This year the Council tracked and analyzed 10 state bills and drafted a report card on how our state politicians voted. Review the Report Card here:

2013 Report on California Legislation Related to Food and Farming

Our local Food System Coalition holds quarterly meetings that are open to the community. Feel free to join us as we collaborate and work towards the creation of a strong, healthy, local food system.