Focused insight and valuable expertise.


The Regional Fresh Food Council formed in the summer of 2015 and quickly assembled a team representing the five-county region of Central Illinois that includes Logan, Mason, Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties. The work of the Council emerged as a natural extension of the growing body of support for fresh food access in the region and was spearheaded by the leadership of the Gifts in the Moment (gitm) Foundation.

Council members are a committed, passionate group of advocates driven by the vision and mission of the RFFC. In addition to focused insight and unique experiences as representatives of their sectors, current members lend valuable expertise in areas such as education and outreach, farming and growing, and community organization; all of these greatly enhance the work of our organization.


Hillary Aggertt  
Woodford County Health Department

Mary Ardapple, 2018 Co-Chair  
Food Entrepreneur and Volunteer

Rebecca Cottrell
Peoria County

Tory Dahlhoff, 2018 Co-Chair  
Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

Amy Fox  
Tazewell County Health Department

Kim Keenan  
The gitm Foundation

Kaitlyn Streitmatter
Extension Program Coordinator, SNAP-Ed
University of Illinois Extension

Shannon Techie
City of Peoria