SNAP, the acronym for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and historically known as the Food Stamp Program until the 2008 Farm Bill, is one of those government programs that seems endlessly controversial. A couple of common misperceptions: First, many SNAP recipients, usually people of color and non-citizens, are fraudulently buying vodka and cigarettes with tax-funded benefits. … Continue reading Oh, SNAP!
By David Vaina Across Florida and throughout the United States, we are recognizing Hunger Action Month this September. The month-long campaign is coordinated each year by food banks to generate awareness about the consequences of food insecurity, and advocate for solutions—both big and small—to alleviate food insecurity. A Definition of Food Insecurity Before we consider the … Continue reading FLORIDA FOOD ACTIVISTS TAKE AIM AT ENDING HUNGER
I entered an unfamiliar room for the Florida Food Policy Council (FLFPC) meeting last weekend, feeling tired and unsure of what to expect. In an attempt to cure one of my afflictions, I took a leisurely stroll to the complimentary coffee located at the back of the room. During my journey, I studied the faces … Continue reading FLFPC Reflections on Coming Together to Make a Difference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 21, 2016 PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Gomez (850) 766-6505 PHOTOS: http://www.Facebook.com/FLFPC LOCAL FOOD POLICY ON STATEWIDE TOUR, STOPS IN ORLANDO ORLANDO, Fla – The newly re-formed Florida Food Policy Council is on a membership tour, setting meetings around the state to encourage participation and highlight local food initiatives. On Sunday, September … Continue reading LOCAL FOOD POLICY ON STATEWIDE TOUR, STOPS IN ORLANDO
WEBSITES: a) Food Policy Networks, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – see http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/projects/FPN/ b) National Food Policy Conferences: 2010-2016 – see http://consumerfed.org/cfa_events/national-food-policy-conference/ c) Growing Food Connections – see http://growingfoodconnections.org/ d) Want to Change the Food System? Here’s Where to Start by Civic Eats – see … Continue reading Online Resources for FLFPC Membership
Media Contact: Sharon Yeago 352-256-8115 Rachel Shapiro 954-465-6320 FLORIDA FOOD POLICY COUNCIL SETS JULY 16 MEETING IN TALLAHASSEE The Florida Food Policy Council (FFPC) held its 2nd Membership Meeting on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Tallahassee at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center. The event was sponsored by Winter Park Foundation, Health Foundation of South Florida, … Continue reading FLORIDA FOOD POLICY COUNCIL SETS JULY 16 MEETING IN TALLAHASSEE
FLFPC Inuagural Meeting Minutes Mark Winne Inaugural Meeting Presentation Continue reading Inaugural Meeting Resources