Invitation for organizations to partner on community engagement for Food Action Plan
The Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and Homegrown Minneapolis at the City of Minneapolis, in collaboration with Terra Soma, are issuing an invitation to partner with up to seven community-based organizations serving Minneapolis communities of color and American Indians. The goal of the partnership is to gain input on proposed Minneapolis Food Action Plan (MFAP) priorities. The MFAP will serve as a roadmap toward a more equitable, climate resilient, just and sustainable local food system and local food economy.
Minneapolis community-based organizations can apply for up to $2500 for each cultural community they would engage on the Minneapolis Food Action Plan. Selected organizations will obtain feedback from members of the African American, American Indian, East African, Latinx and Southeast Asian communities to help shape the Food Action Plan.
Partnership Proposal Form deadline: December 3, 2021
Notification of partnership: December 10, 2021
Engagement is to be completed by January 14, 2022
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Designing a roadmap for our food system
Topical input summary (August 2020)
Review and proposed pathways to action (October 2020)
- In 2009, the City of Minneapolis adopted the Homegrown Minneapolis recommendations, followed by an Urban Agriculture Policy Plan in 2011 and establishment of the Food Council in 2012.
- In 2013, the City of Minneapolis adopted the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan, which is the City’s roadmap to reducing Citywide greenhouse gas emissions.
- In 2017, the City of Minneapolis signed onto the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact.
- Most recently, the City of Minneapolis adopted Minneapolis 2040, the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
- The Climate Action Plan defers to Homegrown Minneapolis for proposed climate change-related food systems actions, which this effort intends to advance.
- The MFAP process was paused and delayed due to the pandemic. The next phase will gather community input through a Citywide survey and through community partnerships.
Partners and engagement
City of Minneapolis, Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council, University of Minnesota, Princeton University, Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, residents, community organizations, businesses and artists, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis Public Schools, Terra Soma consulting and other food systems stakeholders.
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