For Austin to be a thriving, equitable, and ecologically resilient community, it must have a healthy and just local food system. Growing, selling, eating, and recovering food locally creates jobs, strengthens the economy, improves public health, and reduces transportation impacts.

Our vision for Austin’s food system is a connected, protected and community-integrated one that benefits everyone. Learn more about the City of Austin’s efforts to create a sustainable food system:

Programs and Initiatives Helpful Resources
Research & Reports Improving Food Access

Some important things to know about the state of Austin's food system:

Infographic: Less than 1% of the food consumed here is produced locally, The food economy represents $4.1 billion in annual sales, 43% of people eligible for SNAP have not enrolled, 80% of AISD schools have an active food garden, 15% of Central Texans are food insecure, 451,500,000 lbs. of food is wasted each year.