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:
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.