YORK COUNTY FOOD ALLIANCE

Vision

A healthy community where everyone has access to food produced in ways that protect and strengthen our environment and local economy.

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Activities

The York County Food Alliance has been created to…

  • Involve local individuals, organizations and businesses in building a sustainable local food system that promotes the health of individuals, communities and the natural environment
  • Gather and share information about how York County’s food system works
    Develop programs that address gaps in the county’s food system
  • Advocate for and advise on food system and food policy implementation

Formation of the York County Food Alliance was a principal recommendation of the report issued by York County’s Food Availability Task Force (FATF) and a Food Policy Work Group. These two groups worked for a year conducting a food assessment, discussing opportunities for strengthening York County’s food system and reporting out recommendations.

[click here to read the full report.]

Working Groups

Agricultural Advocacy Workgroup: Supports existing farmers and encourages new farmers who supply our local food system.

Community & School Gardens Workgroup: Promotes the creation of community and school gardens; and supports gardening projects with underserved populations.

Farm to Institution Workgroup: Provides opportunities for networking between farmers, school food service directors, institutional cafeteria managers and restaurant owners in order to promote the “farm to table” concept.

Healthy Food Access Workgroup: Creates collaborative efforts to reduce barriers and improve access to local farm fresh products.