Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council (HMFC)
Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods. The HMFC is striving for diverse and balanced representation and will make every effort to ensure that the concerns represented and addressed reflect the diverse viewpoints and interests of the Minneapolis community as a whole.
The purpose of the HMFC is to:
- Develop innovative policies and strategies to improve the growing, processing, promotion, distribution, consumption and composting of healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods in Minneapolis.
- Advise the Mayor, City Council, and Park Board on food system related opportunities and challenges;
- Advance the food system in directions that are health promoting, environmentally sustainable, local, resilient, inclusive, equitable, fair and transparent;
- Assist in development, implementation, and evaluation of Homegrown Minneapolis recommendations; and, where necessary, convene additional expertise to innovate around challenges;
- Provide technical expertise and recommendations in the ongoing development of the City’s Local Food sustainability targets;
- Support, participate and provide leadership in development of regional food system work; and
- Assist with opportunities to celebrate food and its role in strengthening the connections of Minneapolis’ many communities and cultures.
2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. For the location of the monthly meetings, see the Homegrown Minneapolis website.
25 members - 15 community member appointments, 6 city representatives, one Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) staff representative, one community member appointed by MPRB, one Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) staff representative, one community member appointed by MPS
7 community members will be appointed by Mayor and 8 community members will be appointed by City Council, using the City's open appointment process; One community member will be appointed by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and one community member will be appointed by Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). 8 remaining members include: one MPRB staff representative, one MPS staff representative, and one representative from each of the following City departments: the Minneapolis Health Department, Community Planning and Economic Development, City Coordinator-Sustainability, Regulatory Services, a Mayor’s representative, and a Council member or Council member representative
Term of Appointment
2 years - Members may serve up to 3 consecutive terms.
No, but preferred. Members must live or work in Minneapolis.
Last updated Sep 11, 2015