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Office of Food Initiatives

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.


  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.

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  • Greater Boston Food Bank Chain of Giving
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh attends the Greater Boston Food Bank's Annual 'Chain of Giving Turkey Drive.' Watch Video »
  • Meridian Market Cafe Grand Opening
    Mayor Menino, The Noviello family, and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center President Jack Craddock join together for the Grand Opening of the Meridian Market Cafe.Watch Video »