What is the purpose of this guide?
This document is a discussion guide to be used for the Alabama Food Policy Council listening sessions, to be held in late 2012.
What is the Alabama Food Policy Council?
The Alabama Food Policy Council is a group formed in conjunction with various stakeholder groups, including the Alabama AARP, Alabama Sus-tainable Agriculture Network, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, Bay Area Food Bank, Greater Birmingham Food Policy Council, the Hampstead Institute, Food Bank of North Alabama, and theNorth Alabama Food Policy Council, . We’ll discuss more about what a foodpolicy council is and what they do on page 5.
What is the goal of this listening session?
The goal of this listening session is to identify priorities for the Alabama Food Pol-icy Council’s work, as well as to identify areas of local and statewide capacity toexecute that work.
Citizen input is vital to improving the food system through food policycouncils, and we look forward to your active participation at this stage, andyour continued participation as the Alabama Food Policy Council beginsworking to improve Alabama’s food system.We’re measuring your participation today in two ways-- the Auburn’s sur-veys and your input in the listening sessions. The surveys are voluntary,and while you are encouraged to participate, it is not required.