It was a historic moment for Local Matters when we were chosen as the lead not-for-profit in the creation of the first ever Columbus-Franklin County Local Food Action Plan. In an effort to create a stronger, more sustainable local food system, the initiative launched in late 2014 with a partnership between the City of Columbus, Franklin County, and Local Matters. The plan is expected to be completed in Fall 2016 and focuses on the following issues: 

•    Improving access to nutritious food, and education about healthy food
•    Increasing the role of food in economic development
•    Preventing food-related waste
•    Enhancing communication and coordination among existing food resources and agencies

Visit the City of Columbus and Franklin County Local Food Action Plan website to learn about the organizations and individuals involved, the planning process, research, and how you can provide feedback.