CFPAC is a 501c3 non-profit that advocates for responsible food and agriculture policy recommendations and promotes systemic policy changes allowing all communities to readily obtain healthy food. CFPAC was formed in 2002 as a result of the Chicago Community Trust sponsored Illinois Food Summit. The effort began with a series of open meetings, held on Chicago’s Southside. The formation process utilized consensus to establish a mission and organizational operating structure.
CFPAC’s leadership and operating structure is comprised of a Board of Directors, Steering Committee, Working Groups, Neighborhood Councils and an open general membership body of people involved in food security in the Chicago Region. CFPAC is an all-volunteer organization composed of individuals, groups and organizations committed to improving access to healthy food in Chicago.