Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council

Purpose

The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council (HMFC) was created by 2009R-283 and amended by Resolution 2011R-445, 09/02/2011 and by Resolution 2015R-092, on 02/27/2015.  Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods. The HMFC is striving for diverse and balanced representation and will make every effort to ensure that the concerns represented and addressed reflect the diverse viewpoints and interests of the Minneapolis community as a whole.

The purpose of the HMFC is to:

  • Develop innovative policies and strategies to improve the growing, processing, promotion, distribution, consumption and composting of healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods in Minneapolis.
  • Advise the Mayor, City Council, and Park Board on food system related opportunities and challenges;
  • Advance the food system in directions that are health promoting, environmentally sustainable, local, resilient, inclusive, equitable, fair and transparent;
  • Assist in development, implementation, and evaluation of Homegrown Minneapolis recommendations; and, where necessary, convene additional expertise to innovate around challenges;
  • Provide technical expertise and recommendations in the ongoing development of the City’s Local Food sustainability targets;
  • Support, participate and provide leadership in development of regional food system work; and
  • Assist with opportunities to celebrate food and its role in strengthening the connections of Minneapolis’ many communities and cultures.

Meetings

2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm. For the location of the monthly meetings, please check the Homegrown Minneapolis webpage for locations.

Department

CIty Coordinator-Sustainability

Phone Number

(612) 673-3553

Number of Members

25: 15 community member appointments. 6 city representatives, one Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) staff representative, one community member appointed by MPRB, one Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) staff representative and one community member appointed by MPS.

Term of Appointment

2 years - Members may serve up to 3 consecutive years.

Compensation

None

Residency Requirement

No but preferred.   Members must live or work in Minneapolis.

Last updated Aug 10, 2015