Fairfax Food Council (FFC) was established by the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax in 2015 with a vision of a vibrant food system where healthy, accessible and affordable food is valued as a basic human right. Its mission is to facilitate community partnerships and efforts to promote healthy eating.
Food Access Working Group
The Food Access Working Group works collaboratively to develop innovative initiatives to increase the number of healthy food access points in the Fairfax community in the areas of highest need.
Urban Agriculture Working Group
The Urban Agriculture Working Group focuses on expanding gardens at schools, places of worship and other community settings and increasing access to fresh produce through pantry donations from gardens.
Food Literacy Working Group
The Food Literacy Working Group facilitates collaborative initiatives to develop food literacy and nutrition education programming that is available and delivered through a variety of avenues.
2017 Spring Summit
The FFC's 2017 Spring Summit featured food policy expert Kate Fitzgerald, who gave an overview of the Farm Bill and how it affects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other nutrition programs. The work of the FFC was highlighted in the presentation from the event.
Come to a Fairfax Food Council Meeting
Working Group and Steering Committee meetings are open to the public. All meetings take place at the Fairfax County Health Department, Kelly Square, 3rd floor, 10777 Main Street, Fairfax, Va. (unless otherwise noted). Please email Terri.Siggins@fairfaxcounty.gov to RSVP for an upcoming meeting or for more information.
Joint Work Group Meetings
Joint work group meetings will occur quarterly in 2018 on the fourth Monday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m.