Greater Philadelphia Food System Stakeholder Committee

From freight and trucking experts to farmland preservation coordinators, from hunger advocates to entrepreneurs, the stakeholder committee represents different facets of Greater Philadelphia's food system. The Stakeholder Committee meets on a quarterly basis to guide and support DVRPC's regional food system planning. Invited speakers and discussions between stakeholders help committee members further their understanding of the food system and seek collaborative solutions to food system challenges.

Topics of discussion range widely. A recent meeting, featured in this article, explored distribution networks and the role they play in the movement of food from farm to plate.

Meeting agendas, highlights, and presentations are posted here for committee members and the public's review.

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Past Meetings:

Friday, November 7, 2014: Where Are We Now: Recommendations in Action

Thursday, August 8, 2013: New Farmers: Challenges in Accessing Knowledge, Land, and Financing

Friday, September 21, 2012: Food Recovery Challenges

Friday, March 30, 2012: Food Marketing: Creating More Demand for Healthy Foods

Friday, December 9, 2011: Cooperative Solutions

Friday, October 7, 2011 Meeting: This Little Piggy Went to Market – A Panel Discussion

Friday, May 6, 2011 Meeting: Global and Regional Food Distribution

Thursday, March 3, 2011 Meeting: A Review of the 2008 Farm Bill and A Look Ahead to 2012

Thursday, September 30, 2010 Meeting: Food System Research: At Various Scales and Through Different Lenses

Friday, March 19, 2010 Meeting: Recommendations Part II

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Meeting: Recommendations Part I

Friday, December 4, 2009 Meeting: Identifying Indicators for a More Sustainable Food System

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Meeting: Envision a Sustainable Food System

March 31, 2009 Meeting: Part 3 Agricultural Resource Assessment and Part 4: the Food Economy

December 12, 2008 Meeting: Part 2 The Food Freight Analysis

September 12, 2008 Meeting: Part 1 The Food Policy Network Analysis

June 5, 2008 Kick-Off Meeting for the Greater Philadelphia Food System Study


Members of many different organizations, agencies, and businesses have contributed their valuable time to be a part of the Food System Stakeholder Committee. Please visit their websites to learn more about their individual missions, programs, and services.

Air Quality Partnership
Tracking Progress
Connections 2050
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Economic Development District