HELP FUND-RAISE for Healthy Corner Stores initiative in Cleveland!

VIA Tremont West Development Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio:

Starting today, we are participating in an online fundraiser via the Enterprise Nurture an Idea Award CrowdRise Challenge. In case you’re not familiar with CrowdRise, it’s a web-based fundraising vehicle that capitalizes on crowd sourcing and peer to peer fundraising.

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FPC's Morgan Taggart 1 of 4 to receive ODA's Women of the year Award 2013!

Congratulations, MT! 

This week Morgan Taggart was awarded ODA's "Ohio Agriculture Women of the Year" award for exceptional leadership and contributions to the ag industry in Ohio.  Administered through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Office of the First Lady, the program seeks nominations of women on the basis of their contributions to Ohio agriculture, leadership and advocacy in the agriculture community and significant impact on the agriculture industry as a whole.... Read more »

FPC Conducting Farmers’ Market Surveys with Vendors

As autumn swiftly carries us away from summer, farmers’ markets are beginning to wrap up another bountiful season. With many farmers’ markets ending within the next couple of weeks, the Food Policy Coalition thought this would be the perfect time to gauge the opinions of vendors about the Produce Perks Program.... Read more »

FPC Working with Bush Consulting on the Sustainable Food Business Cluster Project

FPC in partnership with the City of Cleveland’s Office of Sustainability will be working with Bush Consulting of Salem, Ohio to complete an analysis and roadmap of the food business cluster in Northeast Ohio with a focus on Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.  Brookings Institution defines clusters as "geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions in a particular sector." After a competitive review process by a selection committee... Read more »

Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the FPC Explore School Gardening and Local Procurement for the Farm to School Initiative

Members of diverse community organizations met earlier this month on a sunny August morning to discuss the expansion of school gardening at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) schools.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FPC Partners with City of Cleveland and Cleveland Foodbank to Create Healthy Food Guidelines!

Ohio State University Extension and The Food Policy Coalition are working in partnership with the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Hunger Alliance, and the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland to create a set of healthy food purchasing and serving guidelines.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FPC and City of Cleveland Release Food Cluster RFP

Ohio State University Extension of Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition and the City of Cleveland, Office of Sustainability seek a consultant to help strengthen Greater Cleveland’s food business cluster by identifying the strengths and assets, determining barriers and challenges for businesses within the cluster, and developing specific, actionable recommendations for public and private partners to support growth of food-related businesses.... Read more »

FPC's Co-Convener Morgan Taggart recognized by OSU!

We are very pleased to share that our Morgan Taggart, Program Specialist with OSU Extension in Cuyahoga County and co-convener of CCCFPC, received The Ohio State University 2013 Distinguished Staff Award for her outstanding leadership and accomplishments that have resulted in significant, positive impacts for residents and the Greater Cleveland community. Morgan is one of only 12 OSU staff who received this meritorious award.... Read more »

USDA releases 'Smart Snacks at School' guidelines

In our last newsletter, PFC mentioned that since our school nutition forum, USDA has released their proposed standards for vending and foods served outside of federally reimbursable me... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks Report released!

The Produce Perks Market Report provides a full scope of the program from May 2012 (2012 program launch) to January 2013 (near the closing of the program in April 2013). Several markets continue to participate in the program throughout the winter and distribute Produce Perks up until the end of April 2013.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition