Our Food, Our People, Our Future
The Alaska Food Policy Council is open to anyone interested in improving Alaska’s food systems. Today, over 175 agencies and individuals representing federal and state agencies, tribal entities, schools, university programs, farmers, fisheries, and food systems businesses are members of the AFPC. The role of the AFPC is to collaborate on mutually beneficial solutions to food systems problems. AFPC’s intent is to provide recommendations and information regarding comprehensive policies that improve Alaska’s food systems.
Goals from our Strategic Plan 2012-2015
- Goal 1: All Alaskans have access to affordable, healthy (preferably local) foods.
- Goal 2: Alaska’s food-related industries have a strong workforce and operate in a supportive business environment.
- Goal 3: Food is safe, protected, and supplies are secure throughout Alaska.
- Goal 4: Alaska’s food system is more sustainable.
- Goal 5: Alaskans are engaged in our food system.
The Alaska Food Policy Council currently has several groups working on a variety of strategies to improve our food systems:
Governing Board – AFPC Governing Board Members
- Locally Grown Work Group
- School Programs Work Group
- Emergency Preparedness Work Group
- Public Outreach and Engagement Work Group
- Research and Information Work Group
- Legislative Work Group
Resolution to Establish a Food Resource Development Working Group
- “State department heads come together to figure out Alaska food security”. Alaska Dispatch, November 4, 2013.
- Administrative Order No. 265 “Governor Signs Order Creating State Food Working Group, Declares statewide call-to-action on food resource development”. July 2, 2013
- House Concurrent Resolution 1 (HCR1) “Relating to the establishment and operation of a state food resource development working group.” March 18, 2013.
- Resolution of Support, Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference: Resolution 2011-05, “Recognizing and Supporting the Formation of an Alaska Food Policy Council.” February 11, 2011.