"A Food Policy Council (FPC) coordinates food system players in the food system within a given geographic/jurisdictional boundary. The food system is made up of growers, processors, distributors, retailers, consumers, and composters. Food Policy Councils range from municipal, county, regional, or state levels of governance. 1982 the first FPC was created in Knoxville, Tennessee. As of 2014, 250 FPC's have been created nationwide ... Spokane actually has one of the nation's 250 Food Policy Councils. Food policy is something that has impacted the Lilac City more than you might realize – on everything from establishing market gardens in residential areas to the ban of certain chemicals in products or packaging."
City Council President Ben Stuckart