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 th

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

Apply to partner on engagement 

Designing a roadmap for our food system

The goal of the Minneapolis Food Action Plan (MFAP) is to develop a 2030 roadmap for Minneapolis food systems action, building on previous efforts and plans, aligning with Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and incorporating data and community input.
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.See the Opportunities in City Food Policy presentation - 2018 (PDF)

Notes from April 2019 forum (PDF)

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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