Fairfax Food Council

Fairfax County, Virginia


The Fairfax Food Council is a coalition of citizens, nonprofits, faith partners, county agencies and businesses that advocate and promote food system and policy changes benefitting Fairfax communities, especially underserved communities.


10777 Main Street, Suite 325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Diane Charles,
Project Manager

Fairfax Food Council logoFairfax Food Council (FFC) was established by the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax in 2015 with a vision of an equitable and sustainable food system where food is valued as a basic human right. Its mission is to advocate for an equitable local food system that produces and provides access to nutritious, sustainable, and affordable food for everyone.

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About the Food Council

News and Events

Food Facility Expands, Providing Customer Support with Care and Dignity

Food for Others, a regional food bank and member of the Fairfax Food Council, held a grand opening of its Merrifield 10,000 square foot addition to its public-facing market on Thursday, February 9. Read more and watch this video to learn more about this expansion. 

Changes to SNAP Benefits

Beginning in March, all SNAP benefits will return to normal amounts, without the added supplement provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about these changes. 

Winter 2023 Community Food News

The winter edition of the Community Food News is now available. This month features Food Council Leadership updates, community stories, and events and opportunities you won't want to miss. Sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter by emailing FairfaxFoodCouncil@fairfaxcounty.gov. See past issues below. 

Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax Spring 2022 Meeting

May 12, 2022: This year's theme was Food Equity: Lifting the Community Voice. Community voice is a foundational part of striving towards equity – in our food system and throughout all parts of our community.

The program also included presentation of the Live Healthy Fairfax Awards program, established this year, which recognized three community members who’s commitment to health and wellness initiatives went “above and beyond” in the areas of Behavioral Health, Healthy Eating, and Healthy Environment and Active Living. Congratulations to Healthy Eating/Fairfax Food Council awardee, Cory Suter! Read more about this.

Fight Hunger in Fairfax County

About the Food Council

Work Groups

Food Access & Literacy Work Group

The Food Access & Literacy Work 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. The work group also facilitates collaborative initiatives to develop food literacy and nutrition education programming that is available and delivered through a variety of avenues.

Urban Agriculture Work Group

The Urban Agriculture Work Group supports food production at community settings and on public and private property to improve the environmental, economic and human health of Fairfax County. The vision of the work group is a healthy, beautiful and equitable Fairfax County where fresh food is grown within walking distance of every kitchen.

Connect to a Fairfax Food Council Meeting

Working Group and Steering Committee meetings are open to the public. All meetings are virtual until further notice (unless otherwise noted). Please email HDFairfaxFoodCouncil@fairfaxcounty.gov to RSVP for an upcoming meeting or for more information.

2023 Meetings

Urban Agriculture Work Group Meetings

New time: All meetings scheduled 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

January 9
February 13
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 12

Food Access & Literacy Work Group Meetings

All meetings scheduled 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

January 25
February 22
March 29
April 26
May 31
June 28

Fairfax Food Council Steering Committee Meetings

All meetings scheduled 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

January 26
April 27

Fairfax Virtual Assistant