PFPC Guiding Principles
Our Guiding Principles are intended to capture the values and practices we already have in place, as well as provide clarity and consistency for the long-term success of the Council.
The PFPC convenes food systems stakeholders and change makers to network, break down silos, invite participation in decision making and priority setting, inspire collaboration, provide leadership development and training, develop comprehensive food policy approaches, and strengthen movement building. Combining dynamic presentations, collaborative activities and networking, PFPC hosts regular meetings to connect the larger community of advocates, entrepreneurs, community members and policymakers to help coordinate the activities and policy initiatives of the Working Groups.
The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council is made up of members from various government, non-profit, co-op, university, and farm entities from the SW Pennsylvania Region who could be competing for scarce resources, but rather have decided to support each other's individual missions and goals. This structure has benefited the community by creating one strong, coordinated voice.