Food Security

Food Security Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program

Last month, FPC decided to apply for a new funding opportunity with our national partner, Wholesome Wave, and numerous state partners in Ohio: the FINI (Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive) grant, offered by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Healthy Cleveland Update

The Healthy Cleveland initiative has received some additional support over the past few months with the addition of a new leadership team at the Cleveland Department of Public Health including Director Toinette Parrilla, Commissioner Myron Bennett, and Healthy Cleveland Program Manager Rachael Sommer, formerly Executive Assistant to Councilman Joe... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Potential Changes to Livestock Zoning Laws in Two NEO Communities

Major changes could be coming to one Cleveland neighborhood seeking to enhance community self-sufficiency by changing livestock zoning laws. Last week, Lakewood City Council’s Housing Committee resolved three issues regarding legislation that would create a pilot program to allow residents to raise hens in their backyards.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Finance Fund Study Highlights Need For Healthy Food Financing In Ohio

A recent study from Finance Fund highlights the need for a statewide financing program in Ohio that would encourage the development of healthy food retail in the communities that need it most.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

2013 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Application

The FPC is currently accpeting applications for farmers' markets and farm stands in Cuayhgoa County to participate in the 2013 Produce Perks EBT Incentive. The program will kick off in May 2013 and run until April 2014 (or while funds last). Applications are due (preferably submitted by email) by Monday, March 25th.

Please contact FPC with any questions regarding the program, the application process, and deadline.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Building Coalitions to Support Local and Regional Food Systems

Building Coalitions to Support Local and Regional Food Systems by Morgan Taggart presented at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association Annual Conference in Granville, OH on Febuary 14, 2015.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Produce Perks 2015 Application (fillable form)

Hello Markets!,

The Produce Perks 2015 application is now officially posted. If you would like to participate in the program this season, please complete the application and submit it by Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:30pm.  

Applications can be sent via email, US Mail, fax, or delivered in person to:

OSU Extension-Cuyahoga County

Attn: Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition

5320 Stanard Avenue... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

The FPC 2014 Community Food Guide now in Spanish

The popular 2014 Community Food Guide has been translated into Spanish. Please spread the word and share this resource with anyone who might benefit from it, in English or in Spanish! Feel free to download it and print it from our site or be on the lookout for hard-copy guides in your community. Contact Nico Boyd at boyd [dot] 406 [at] osu [dot] edu or 216-429-8200 ext. 212 for more details.

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Panel Discussion and Meeting with The Food Trust

December 17, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Location: 
Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University
11000 Cedar Avenue BioEnterprise Building, Ground Floor Conference Room
Cleveland , OH 44106

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition in partnership with the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods will be hosting a team from The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based non-profit, this week in Cleveland.  The Food Trust has led work in Pennsylvania and nationally in support of healthy food financing and healthy food retail, including corner and convenience stores.  You can read more about their work here: ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Race, Food and Justice Conference

April 25, 2013 - 6:00pm - April 27, 2013 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Varies on each conference day

This event is collaboration between Environmental Health Watch, Growing Power, Rid-All Green Partnership and Case Western Reserve University's Social Justice Institute. The two - day conference will be held at Case Western Reserve University, April 25th-26th,2013.... Read more »