Who We Are

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.

Mission + Vision

The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) facilitates and informs the development of responsible policies that improve access for Chicago residents to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound and affordable food that is grown using environmentally sustainable practices.

Read our Vision for Food Policy for Chicago