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The Food Policy Council mission is to ensure residents have 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.
The Food Policy Council meets on the third Wednesday of every
month at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise announced.
The Bridgeport Food Policy Council has three vacant volunteer resident seats. If you are interested in joining the Bridgeport Food Policy Council as a volunteer resident, please fill out the application below and submit it to Constance Vickers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here for the application.
According to Chapter 2.123 of the Bridgeport municipal code:
There shall be a council to improve the availability of food to persons in need within the city, and to advise city agencies who relate to this work.
The purpose of the council shall be to integrate all agencies of the city in a common effort to improve the availability of safe and nutritious food at reasonable prices for all residents, particularly those in need.
- To improve the availability of healthy fresh food for all city residents;
- To improve food distribution channels into and within the city of Bridgeport; and
- To generate growth and employment in the food sector; and
- To support regional farmers, strengthen regional linkages and increase urban food production; and
- To seize opportunities to reduce and recapture waste into the food stream.
If you are interested in learning more about the Bridgeport Food Policy Council, please email Angelica Ojeda at email@example.com
Ebony Jackson-Shaheed, MPH, Epidemiologist
Director of Health & Social Services
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604