Every Bridgeport resident has easy access to, skills to prepare, and desire to consume healthy, mostly local foods. Bridgeport food access is driven by Bridgeport residents and opportunities for livable wage job creation.
For the 2017 Recommendations Report, click here.
For the 2015 Food Action Plan, click here.
The Food Policy Council meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise announced. Please see the meeting schedule linked below for meeting locations. Please use the drop-down menu to access the meeting agendas and minutes.
Listing files in 'Meeting Minutes and Agendas'
The Food Policy Council currently has four Sub-Groups focused on improving food access in the City of Bridgeport. These groups are:
Urban Agriculture- Chaired by Cristina Sandolo, Executive Director of Green Village Initiative
Food-Based Economic Development- Chaired by Landon Horan, Program Manager of the FEED Center, The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport
School Wellness Policy- Chaired by Raquel Rivera-Pablo, Owner / Chef Instructor, A Pinch of Salt, LLC, and Co-Chaired by Gina Smith, Community Health Improvement Coordinator, Yale New Haven Health System
Community Outreach- Chaired by Taylor Edelmann, Community Health Worker, Optimus Health Care
If you are interested in learning more about the Food Policy Council and would like to be added to our ListServ, please email Jessica Zielinski Meffert, our Food Policy Coordinator at Jessica.email@example.com.
To join the Google Group listserv, click here.
Maritza Bond, MPH
Director of Health & Social Services
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-7680
Fax: (203) 576-8311