The Siouxland food policy consists of a diverse group of stakeholders working together to create a secure, accessible, affordable, healthy and sustainable regional food system through advocacy and education.
The Food Policy Council meets monthly on the 1st Monday of every month at Siouxland District Health Department office. If you are interested in attending, please contact Becky Carlson at email@example.com.
Identified Areas of Improvement
Expand mobile markets, pantries, health food, trucks/carts
Expand farmer’s market voucher program (All markets accept SNAP)
Expand nutrition/cooking/food education
Develop a food hub (Trader Sioux)
Establish community gardens (ISU)
Develop food processing facilities, food incubators and/or community kitchens
Food Policy Council Goals
Connect economic development, food security efforts, preservation of agricultural and environmental concerns
Support the development and expansion of locally produced food
Review proposed legislation and regulations that affect food systems
Make recommendations to government books
Gather synthesize and share information on community food systems