Minneapolis Food Action Plan
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What is the Minneapolis Food Action Plan (MFAP)?
How can I get involved?
Share your input in person at Food Council meetings focused on specific MFAP topic areas. All meetings are from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Minneapolis locations to be determined. See the full meeting calendar. Download meeting schedule flier
- April 17, 2019 -- Planning Introduction and Kick-off at Homegrown Minneapolis Community Food Forum
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- May 15, 2019 – Topic 1: Food Justice & Equity, East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis
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Missed the meeting? Provide your input on Food Justice & Equity in the food system.
- July 24, 2019 – Topic 2: Diets & Community Demand, East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis
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Missed the meeting? Provide your input on Diets & Community Demand.
- September 11, 2019 – Topic 3: Agricultural Food Production, Wirth Chalet Fireplace Room, 1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Minneapolis
- November 13, 2019 – Topic 4: Retail, Wholesale, Processing & Distribution, Roosevelt High School, 4029 28th Ave S, Minneapolis
- January 8, 2020 - Topic 5: Food Waste Generation & Management, location to be determined
- March 11, 2020 - Topic 6: All topics together with Governance, Finance & Implementation, location to be determined
30-minute debrief/reflection sessions will occur at Food Council meetings on June 12, August 14, October 16, December 11, February 2020, and April 2020. Outcome categories for all topic areas: Equity, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Resilience, Other Environmental, Health & Well-being, Economy
Food system topic areas to be covered by MFAP
Draft City of Minneapolis Food Justice Principles
City of Minneapolis equity and racial equity definitions (2014):
- Equity - Fair and just opportunities and outcomes for all people
- Racial Equity Programs - The development of policies, practices, and strategic investments to reverse racial disparity trends, eliminate institutional racism, and ensure that outcomes and opportunities for all people are no longer predictable by race.
We are working with community and the Food Council to identify a food justice framework for the purposes of this planning process. We have drafted a set of principles that will be used in the process and will continue to be updated as input is gathered during our outreach process.
Provide your input
How will the planning process work?
The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council will use existing meeting times every other month, beginning in May 2019, for presentations of information about six rotating topics, gathering input and discussing priorities. University of Minnesota research partners will gather and present information related to the designated topics and outcomes at each meeting. City and outreach partners will facilitate ongoing community engagement and input on data and priorities. The Food Council will hold discussions to determine priority strategies and City staff will present a draft plan to Minneapolis City Council and Mayor for consideration in 2020. Adoption of the plan will be followed by implementation planning and subsequent implementation of priority strategies.
Partners and engagement
City of Minneapolis, Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council, University of Minnesota, Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, residents, community organizations, businesses and artists, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis Public Schools, Terra Soma consulting and other food systems stakeholders.
Last updated Aug 23, 2019