Listening Session Summary

Policy Working Group March 18 Listening Session Summary

The Policy Working Group of the Franklin County Local Food Council (FCLFC) held a Listening Session on March 18, 2014 at the North Market. A panel consisting of representatives from the United Way of Central Ohio, Mid-Ohio Foodbank and the Ohio Farmers’ Market Management Network participated in a moderated discussion about their efforts to expand local and healthy food access in Central Ohio. Community participants included representatives from anti-hunger organizations, farmers’ markets, higher education institutions, foundations, and community organizations.

The goal of the Listening Session was to inform the FCLFC about SNAP benefit matching programs at farmers’ markets and fruit and vegetable prescription programs and to gauge participants’ interest in these programs in order to determine if this is a topic in which the FCLFC should engage.

To attend the next Listening Session, see the events calendar.