Fairfax Food Council

Fairfax County, Virginia

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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 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.

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News and Events
Food Resources
About the Food Council

News and Events

Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax Spring 2022 Meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2022

This year's theme was Food Equity: Lifting the Community Voice 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.

2021 FOOD SUMMIT | Empowering Equitable Food Solutions: Collaborations during COVID – and Beyond

2021 Fairfax Food Summit logo

The 2021 Food Summit examined how our food system responded to the challenges faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with an in-depth look at the equity impact on health, employment, urban agriculture, new food partners and collaborations, and first-time food insecure residents. The summit took place on June 16, 2021.

See: Agenda and speaker bios
See: 2021 Food Summit Highlights COVID-19 Impact on Food Equity

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.

Urban Agriculture Work Group Meetings 2022

All meetings scheduled 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

May 23 (new date)
June 20
July 18
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 21

Food Access & Literacy Work Group Meetings 2022

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

May 25
June 29
July 27
August 31
September 28
October 26
November 30

Fairfax Food Council Steering Committee Meetings 2022

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

July 28
October 27
 

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