Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan, Niagara Falls, New York

Jurisdiction Name: Niagara Falls
State/Province: NY
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 48,976
Population Range: 20,000 to 49,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2018
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: affordable, agriculture, city, community, culture, development, economic, education, farm, farmers market, food, food system, health, healthy, healthy food, local food, nutrition, plan, schools, system, urban, urban agriculture
Adopting Government Department(s):

Niagara Falls City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): The Residential Engagement Council of the Creating a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative
Support Entity(s):

Healthy Food Healthy People; New York State Health Foundation

Funding Amount: unknown
Funding Sources: New York State Health Foundation
Policy Outcome(s):

This plan provides a framework, composed of four priority areas with sub-themes, that demonstrate clear and tangible steps that can be taken to improve food systems in the City of Niagara Falls. The four priority areas consist of: (1) agriculture; (2) healthy neighborhoods; (3) education; and (4) economic development with supporting sub-themes, such as proposed actions (measures to be taken in order to reach goals of priority areas) and promising practices (examples of other models, programs, projects, or organizations across the country that exhibit the Local Food Action Plan’s proposed actions). Prior to finalizing the plan in 2018, surveys were administered to Niagara Falls residents to identify communities’ baseline ideas and interests for local healthy food improvements. By gauging community needs, goals such as improving (farmers’) market operations and increasing access and food procurement for residents have been created to improve the food environment of the city. This resident-centered plan offers recommendations and guides to organizations, planners, and residents with steps to mitigate challenges facing the city’s food system and resident adversities, such as chronic disease and poor socioeconomic conditions.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1