Minneapolis Food Action Plan (MFAP)

The City of Minneapolis is developing a roadmap toward a more equitable, climate resilient, just and sustainable local food system and local food economy. This plan will guide our food systems work.

Designing a roadmap for our food system 

The goal of the Minneapolis Food Action Plan (MFAP) is:
  • Develop a 2030 roadmap for Minneapolis food systems action
  • Build on previous efforts and plans
  • Align with Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
  • Incorporate data and community input 

The Minneapolis Food Action Plan process was paused due to the pandemic. 

MFAP will serve as an appendix to the City’s Climate Action Plan and a stand-alone framework with food systems data and recommended goals, strategies, tactics and measurable indicators for City of Minneapolis policy and investment and Food Council action.


The Minneapolis Food Action Plan builds on previous efforts of the City of Minneapolis.

  • 2009, the City of Minneapolis adopted the Homegrown Minneapolis recommendations
  • 2011, Urban Agriculture Policy Plan
  • 2012, Established the Food Council
  • 2013, adopted the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan, the City’s roadmap to reducing citywide greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Action Plan defers to Homegrown Minneapolis for proposed climate change-related food systems actions, which this effort intends to advance.
  • 2017, signed onto the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
  • January 2020, the Minneapolis 2040 plan went into effect
  • 2021-2022, gathered community input to establish priorities in the Food Action Plan.

Partners and engagement

Partners working on the Food Action Plan

  • University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics
  • Princeton University
  • Terra Soma Consulting
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Minneapolis Public Schools,
  • Sustainable Healthy Cities Network
  • Residents, community organizations, businesses and artists
  • Other food systems stakeholders
  • City of Minneapolis, Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council 

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