2012 Local Government Survey Highlights

MSU Center for Regional Food Systems: Laura Goddeeris

Recognizing that local governments have opportunities to support food systems that promote economic viability, equitable community development and environmental sustainability, CRFS partnered in a national survey to assess the status of current involvement. With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, CRFS worked with the International City/County Management Association to develop and administer a comprehensive survey on the status of food-related policies, programs, partnerships and plans. Survey results provide insight into the ways and lenses through which local governments engage in food systems, which may be of interest to good food advocates seeking municipal or county support for their efforts.