The Mayor's Office of Food Initiatives was established in June 2010 to engage the Boston Food Council, partners, and City departments to address directives set forward by the mayor's office.
The Mayor's Office of Food Initiatives works to ensure that Boston has a robust, resilient food system and all constituents have adequate access to fresh, healthy food. The Office works to make healthy food more available and more affordable to improve food security for low income residents through the Boston Bounty Bucks program at Boston farmers markets. The Office also supports a sustainable food environment through increased urban farming and public composting. The city supports economic development through supporting food trucks and local farmers. Boston also bring together organizations to work together to improve the Boston food environment.
The office was established in June 2010 to accomplish four goals:
1. Increase access to healthy and affordable food in schools, farmers markets, and stores, educate the public about healthy choices, and promote food benefits to reduce hunger and obesity;
2. Expand Boston’s capacity to produce, distribute and consume local food through urban agriculture and distribution models to supply schools and local businesses;
3. Build a strong local food economy through financing and supporting local food retail and distribution businesses; and
4. Expand private and public partnerships to advance the food agenda.
Events: Upcoming Office of Food Initiatives events can be viewed on our Online Calendar. View Events
|Boston Bounty Bucks||Jordan Smith||617-635-0710||Jordan.Smith@boston.gov|
|Farmers Markets||Jordan Smith||617-635-0710||Jordan.Smith@boston.gov|
|Food Trucks||Laura Fakhryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Urban Agriculture||Jordan Smith||617-635-0710||Jordan.Smith@boston.gov|
|Boston Food Policy Council||Allison Rogers||617-635-1456|
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