Public input wanted in food action plan

Decisions aim to guide local food policy on equity, justice, sustainability and climate resilience

Homegrown Minneapolis invites community members to participate in any or all upcoming meetings or weigh in online to help develop a food policy action plan. City staff intend for the plan to guide the City toward a more equitable, climate resilient, just and sustainable local food system and local food economy. Access to healthy and local food is important for the health of people who eat it, for the local communities it helps support and for protecting the climate.

These Food Council meetings will focus on specific Minneapolis food action plan topics. Anyone who can’t attend a meeting can still weigh in online.



The Minneapolis Food Action Plan 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 planning process will include opportunities to engage and contribute ideas throughout. The plan will be developed with community input in partnership with University of Minnesota researchers and the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council.


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 on to 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 through the framework of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact with research partnership from the University of Minnesota.

Find the full meeting calendar and more information about the topics here.


May 31, 2019

Published May 31, 2019



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