The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council uses the Collective Impact model to bring together stakeholders from across the food system to examine, develop, and improve the food system of our region.

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. 

Care to help us further our mission of creating a just, equitable, and sustainable food system in the Greater Pittsburgh area? Donate to the PFPC! Your donations are tax deductible and will be handled through our fiscal sponsor, Community Foundation of the Alleghenies.



Over the last two decades, food policy councils have emerged around the United States as venues for shaping state and local policy to support sustainable food systems. The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council (PFPC) was formed in 2009 when a group of local stakeholders began convening to address community issues. The council aims to serve as a collaborative advisory organization, bringing together people from diverse food-related sectors to examine, develop and improve Pittsburgh's food system.

The PFPC first developed a common vision statement and council charter, sharing a vision for "a food system that benefits the community, the economy and the environment in ways that are equitable and sustainable." The council is committed to working with City officials and residents of Pittsburgh to develop food and urban agriculture policy. The Council also provides technical assistance, education, momentum and support on issues related to food production, food access, food distribution, health/nutrition and urban planning. 

Our Members

As a collective impact organization, our members are our most important asset.

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.


Membership Directory

Learn about out members, how they’re connected and how to reach them.