The Collaborative's priorities for promoting, monitoring, and facilitating implementation of the Plan.
To suggest projects for the Collaborative or find out how to get engaged with existing Projects, contact Director Winton Pitcoff.
Campaign for Healthy Incentives Program FundingThe Collaborative leads a campaign to ensure that this program, which provides fresh, healthy, local foods for SNAP recipients, receives increased funding to meet demand, operates year-round, and adds new farmers to fill gaps in program coverage.
Food Waste ReductionRecommendations for reducing food waste feature prominently in the Plan. The Collaborative is working with stakeholders to develop solutions in Massachusetts.
MA Urban Ag CoalitionThe Collaborative is working with Mill City Grows and the Springfield Food Policy Council to organize skill sharing among urban agriculture organizations. This is a list of guidance, resources and case studies for urban ag organizations responding to COVID-19.
Mobile Food Vendor Working GroupThe MA Food System Collaborative and the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards have formed the Mobile Food Vendor Working Group to increase efficiencies for Boards of Health while protecting food safety.
Local Food Policy CouncilsThere are around 20 local food policy councils throughout the state, creating critical momentum for change at the local level. The MA Food System Collaborative is supporting these groups through creating a statewide network of food policy councils. This network provides a venue to strengthen connections between the groups, share best practices, and provide relevant education.
Food system bills in the MA legislatureThe Massachusetts legislature is considering many bills in the 2021-22 session that relate to the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan. This list includes bills that most closely align with goals and recommendations from the Plan.