Shaping Portland’s Food System f/k/a The Mayor’s Initiative for a Healthy and Sustainable Food System, Portland, Maine

Jurisdiction Name: Portland
State/Province: ME
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 66,649
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: program
Year: 2012
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: buy local, consumption, distribution, food access, food policy council, food production, food system, food waste, healthy food access, local economy, local farm products, local food access, local food system, sustainable local food system, urban agriculture
Adopting Government Department(s):

Mayor's Office

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Steering Committee
Support Entity(s):

Portland Food Council, Cumberland County Food Security Council

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

Provide continued and increased public engagement in food-related policies and initiatives; Identify and implement positive changes in the community’s food systems and policies; Prioritize and respond to City and community identified needs for food system change and improvement; and Increase access to healthier food for residents. This program ultimately lead to the creation of the Portland Food Council.

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