Food Policy Council seeking new members

Beaver Staff

The Food Policy Council for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington needs some new members.

This week, the council announced it was seeking four individuals to fill seats around its table.

“We are eager to welcome new council members who are passionate about creating a healthier food system through policy,” says Nan Hudson, FPC co-chair, in an official statement.  “People who are able to commit to the time it requires to review and develop good food policy are invited to apply now, to join the council in September, 2017.”

The council’s work is guided by the KFL&A Food Charter which envisions a secure and sustainable food system for our region. Its main activities include serving as a forum to discuss food issues, assessing the food system in KFL&A, and informing and influencing food and food-related policies and programs.  

The Food Policy Council for KFL&A is working to create a healthy, food-secure region with sustainable local agriculture and equitable access to adequate, healthy food,” said Susan Belyea, co-chair of the FPC.

Membership is open to people 18 years of age and older who live or work in KFL&A area, and  who “share a passion for the vision of the KFL&A Food Charter, and have expertise or other resources that would be assets in working on FPC activities.”

For more information about the FPC and to fill out an application, visit

The deadline to apply is July 7 at 8 p.m.  Those selected for the council will be asked to commit to a two-year renewable term. The selection committee will review all the applications, and complete interviews in late July and early August 2017.


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