Our Vision

A thriving local food system.

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The Regional Fresh Food Council is a collective effort to make healthy food available and accessible with a stronger local food economy. Our vision is to cultivate a healthy regional food supply that is safe, affordable, and available to all. We are committed to working towards a thriving food system by creating environments that support healthy people and a strong food economy.

The Council formed in the summer of 2015 with the mission and vision for a comprehensive council to represent Central Illinois' five-county region including Logan, Mason, Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford. The work of the Council grew 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 Foundation.

In its early stages of development, the Council defined its purpose along four tracks. All were designed to drive progress toward the organization’s vision and mission. These tracks include:

Serving as a forum for food system conversations.

Coordinating the sectors of our local food system.

Evaluating and influencing food policies and impact.

Launching and supporting programs to address local food needs.

View the full report here.

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This website design and development are sponsored by the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.