October 2017

The Food and Agriculture Policy Collaborative (FAPC)

Overview

The Food and Agriculture Policy Collaborative (FAPC), a partnership of Fair Food Network, Food Research & Action Center, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, Policy Link, Reinvestment Fund and The Food Trust, has worked with consumers, farmers, grocers, public health advocates and community development practitioners since 2012 to advance policies that:

  • Address food insecurity by protecting and improving SNAP benefit levels;
  • Support farmers and rural economies by using the Food Insecurity and Nutrition Incentives to help SNAP customers buy locally-grown fruits and vegetables;
  • Help grocers open and expand supermarkets in low-income communities through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative; and
  • Open new markets and build the local supply chain infrastructure to connects local food producers to regional markets.

Learn more about FAPC and their work in this brief report.