Cook County not only adopted the the Good Food Purchasing Policy, but also added language regarding the necessity to acknowledge the residents, communities, and enterprises that have not had access to key resources in the past. As a result, Cook County received the Good Food Hero Award from the Center for Good Food Purchasing.
13th Annual Chicago Food Policy Summit attracted over 300 attendees and featured 25 speakers at the South Shore Cultural Center.
Urban Stewards Action Network (USAN) – a project of the Chicago Food Policy Council – launched Food Fun(d)ing Fridays, a micro-grant contest and community fundraising event. The events continue on a quarterly basis.
The City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, and Chicago Public Schools, passed a resolution to approve the Good Food Purchasing Policy. The policy will transform the way county agencies purchase food, and will return millions of dollars to local food based businesses, urban farmers, and entrepreneurs.
Rodger Cooley named as Chicago Food Policy Action Council’s first full-time Executive Director.
10th Annual Food Policy Summit
9th Annual Food Policy Summit in collaboration with FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival
Compost Working Group created recommendations to reform Chicago Compost Policy
8th Annual Food Policy Summit in collaboration with FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival
Compost Working Group Advocacy and Outreach efforts helped inform and pass two state level bills to revise compost policy (HB2335 & HB3319)
7th Annual Food Policy Summit in collaboration with FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival
Urban Farmland Working Group published Urban Farmland and Green Jobs Creation White Paper
CFPAC Members created A Vision for Food Policy in Chicago
6th Annual Food Policy Summit in collaboration with FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival
Engaged community in development of the urban agriculture zoning amendment for Chicago
5th Annual Food Policy Summit in collaboration with FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival
Activated Neighborhood Food Policy council
Received 501c3 status
4th Annual Food Policy Summit in collaboration with FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival
3rd Annual Food Policy Summit
Published Building Chicago’s Community Food System
2nd Annual Food Policy Summit
Effectively worked with City Council to stop ban on raising chickens in the city
Advocated for Illinois State Policy – The Food Farm and Jobs Act (HB1300)
1st Annual CFPAC Food Policy Summit
CFPAC commissioned the Community Food Security Inventory of the City of Chicago, which looked into the city budget including policy recommendations and case studies of other national food policy work.
CFPAC has its inaugural meeting