Mission


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The Clark County Food System Council increases and preserves access to safe, local and healthy food for all residents of Clark County.

Purpose:

The Clark County Food System Council was formed to:

  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive dialogue and assessment of the current food system in our community;
  • Provide a forum for people involved in different parts of our community food system and government to meet and learn about how each others’ actions impact our food system;
  • Identify and prioritize issues and make recommendations that promote, support and strengthen access to healthy food for citizens in our community

Vision:

To have a healthy and thriving local food system that:

  • Provides access to healthy and culturally appropriate food for all residents;
  • Values and preserves community land for food production;
  • Maximizes the use of local, regional and seasonal foods;
  • Meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations.

Strategies:

The Clark County Food System Council supports a viable, economical and sustainable local food system through multiple strategies including:

  • Strengthening the connections between food, health, natural resource protection, economic development and the agricultural community.
  • Researching, analyzing and reporting on information about the local food system.
  • Advocating for and advising on food system and food policy implementation.
  • Promoting and providing education on food system issues.