Chicago Food Policy Action Council Welcomes Brenda L. Rodriguez

Brenda L. Rodríguez joins CFPAC after organizing in the labor movement for the last seven years. After she graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she was a literary graduate student in Texas and a rank-and-file leader of the Texas State Employees Union. Her background includes organizing with Unite Here! and working for four years with Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

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Good Food Purchasing Program

The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) applauds the City of Chicago for adopting a resolution that will transform the way agencies purchase food and will work to promote health and well-being to Chicagoans creating a sustainable, socially responsible food system that has the potential of returning millions of dollars to local, food-based businesses and entrepreneurs.

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“Productive Landscapes in Chicago and the Southland" is Out Now!

“Productive Landscapes in Chicago and the Southland: A Framework for Fostering a Vibrant Community-Based Urban Agriculture Cluster” builds on previous research and interviews used to develop the 2015 Cultivating Productive Landscapes in the Millennium Reserve report looking at the potential for urban agriculture and productive landscapes in the Millennium Reserve, and more expansively, in the areas covered by the new Calumet Collaborative.

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