The Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board advises both the Austin City Council and the Travis County Commissioners Court about ways to improve the availability of safe, nutritious, locally-grown, affordable, and sustainable food for all residents, particularly those in need.
The Board was officially established through a City of Austin Ordinance. A Travis County Commissioners Court ordinance was approved soon after. The board began meeting in the spring of 2009.
The purpose of the Food Policy Board is to:
Address health disparities
Increase local sustainable food production
End food injustices
Ensure the community has a voice in policy decisions that support a healthy and equitable food system
Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board recommendations
City of Austin Ordinances related to food
Food-related Austin City Council Resolutions
Visit the Boards and Commissions Information Center or sign up for Austin Food Notes for updated meeting dates and times.
Learn more about how you can get involved with the Food Policy Board.