In Your Community
- Buy organic
- Buy local foods
- Support public transportation
- Eat at restaurants that buy local food
- Find small rural farms in your area
- Become an urban grower
- Complete seasonal harvest calendar
- Volunteer to assist in community garden and farmer’s market development in food desert communities.
- Volunteer to assist in cooking demonstrations at farmer's markets.
- Volunteer to assist in collecting data about food insecurity and food access in the metro.
In Your Workplace
- Learn more about how your organization or business can become an institutional partner.
- Learn more about how you can sell your locally-produced food to institutional partners.
With Your Family
- Talk to your kids about eating healthy
- Prepare your kids' lunch to take that includes local foods
- Plan meals and eat at home
In Your Government
- Become an advocate in your area
- Contact your local school administration
As a GKCFPC Member
- Join the Food Deserts Initiative work group if:
- You are an organization or business working to increase access to, affordability of, or consumption of healthy foods in under served communities.
- You are a consumer interested in advocating for better access and affordability of healthy foods in under served communities.
- You are an elected official or government staff person working to address healthy food access challenges.
- Join the Institutional Purchasing Initiative work group if you are:
- Interested in helping in recruiting food producers, distributors, or institutions to participate in this program.
- Interested in assisting with monitoring of implementation.
- A food service director, chef, restauranteur or other professional willing to assist peers by sharing your expertise as they implement best practices, procure and use local foods.
- A local grower interested in working with distributors, institutions, food service companies, and other producers to increase purchasing of locally grown foods.
Public Policy and Advocacy
- GKCFPC membership and targeted leaders express a basic understanding of the environmental and policy factors impacting the movement of food in Greater Kansas City.
- GKCFPC membership and targeted leaders show increased knowledge of the best practices supporting sustainable food systems.
- Targeted community leaders demonstrate knowledge and support for key components of the advocacy plan.
- Targeted networks demonstrate knowledge and support for key components of the advocacy plan.
- Targeted public officials and administrators demonstrate legislative and administrative support for key components of the advocacy plan.