Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council

The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council is a City advisory group that convenes and engages diverse stakeholders to improve the local food system.

Vision and mission

Vision

The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council envisions a vibrant local food system that enhances the health of all residents, protects the earth, increases economic vitality, expands social connectedness, and improves food security.

Mission

To continue to advance Homegrown Minneapolis, the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council works to support all Minneapolis residents and increase access to quality food, address hunger and food insecurity, connect sectors of the food system, influence policy and decision making, and ensure an environmentally sustainable and socially just food system. To accomplish this, the Food Council:

  1. fosters City-community partnerships
  2. convenes and engages diverse stakeholders to identify and propose innovative solutions to improve the local food system
  3. provides ongoing guidance to the City on local food issues
  4. serves as a platform for collaborative and coordinated action

Visit the Food Council page in the Board and Commissions directory.

View the 2022 Food Council roster.

Bylaws

Our work

  • Contribute to the planning, outreach, and implementation for the Minneapolis Food Action Plan 
  • Contribute to working groups and task forces that address current food system issues 
  • Led by Co-Chairs and Executive Committee

Working groups and task forces 

Each year the Food Council typically identifies several working groups and task forces to address food system priorities, informed by previous work and community input as well as emerging opportunities and concerns.

Food Council meetings often include time for working groups to meet on a rotating basis. The Food Council is currently focused on completing the Food Action Plan. 

The community is welcome and encouraged to attend monthly Food Council meetings and participate in working group activities. 

Policy on requests for letters of support for grant proposals

The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council policy is to direct requests for letters of support for grant proposals to specific Food Council members and/or City departments.

Agendas and schedule

Food council meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m.

View the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council schedule, agendas, and meeting materials

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Contact us

Homegrown Minneapolis

Phone

612-673-3553