Allen County Food Policy Council

Allen County Food Council Assessment & Action Plan

The Allen County Local Food Council is a multi-faceted team of community leaders convened by Activate Allen County to promote a healthy community through the production, processing, distribution and consumption of food in the area.

This countywide local food assessment and plan will promote efforts to:

  • Ensure that fresh, safe, healthful, locally produced food is easily accessible to people of all income levels at local markets, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and other institutions.
  • Strengthen the region’s economy; create local jobs in the food production, processing and distribution industries and coordinate energy-efficient distribution that provides a secure supply of many foods to people of the region.
  • Preserve valuable farmland by making agriculture more profitable, and by showing planners and policymakers that farmland is important to local economies.
  • Encourage policies that allow agriculture on vacant and underused land in cities and towns throughout the region, and promote the health benefits and availability of local food.
  • Coordinate local-food efforts in Allen County with those of other counties in the region, and with other Ohio locales in an emerging statewide network of local food councils.

For more information about the Allen County Food Policy Council please call us at (419) 221-5035.