Fairfax Food Council

703-246-8404 TTY 711
10777 Main Street, Suite 325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Diane Charles
Project Manager

What We Do

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.

The Fairfax Food Council is currently accepting resumes (and cover letters) for the Fairfax Food Council Project Coordinator position. Learn more.

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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News and Events

Virtual Workshop: Growing a Diverse Fall and Winter Garden 

Fall Workshop FlyerJoin the free virtual fall workshop sponsored by Fairfax Food Council, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.

Explore perennial vegetables and herbs that keep on giving, discover how to grow diverse and unique plants in your garden and learn how to use native plants to attract pollinators. 

This workshop will be offered in English on Sept. 19 and in Spanish on Sept. 20. 

September 19, 2023 | 7:30 - 8:30 PM 
September 20, 2023 | 7:30 - 8:30 PM 

Register for the English workshopRegister for the Spanish workshop  

Community Health Champions Recognized in Partnership’s Live Healthy Fairfax Awards

Two Live Healthy Award winners were recognized at the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax Spring meeting on May 16. Congratulations to Stacey Evers who represents the Healthy Eating/Fairfax Food Council team! Read more about the awards.

Summer 2023 Community Food News

The Summer 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. 

Changes to SNAP Benefits

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

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 local food production to improve the human, environmental and economic health of our community. 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. 

July 17
September 18
October 16
November 20

Food Access & Literacy Work Group Meetings

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

August 30
September 27
October 25
November 29

Fairfax Food Council Steering Committee Meetings

November 2 at 11:00 a.m.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant