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Local Food Team

Cheryl Graffagnino
Local Food Systems Strategies Coordinator
Columbus Public Health
Jalisa Dawkins
Local Food Systems Strategies Manager
Columbus Public Health
Brian Estabrook
Food Systems Planner
Franklin County Economic Development & Planning Department

Media Contacts Tyler Lowry
Franklin County Board of Commissioners

The Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan provides a framework of common goals and actions that serve to unify residents, schools, community organizations, businesses and local government in supporting a healthy, strong and resilient local food system. The plan’s goals and actions represent those with the greatest potential for a positive impact on the food related issues facing our community. The plan seeks to address the consequences of significant social issues such as poverty, underemployment and unemployment that lead to inequalities in access to food.

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Download the Local Food Action Plan The Local Food Action Plan was developed by the Local Food Action Plan Project Team, consisting of staff from Columbus Public Health, Franklin County Economic Development and Planning, and Local Matters. Learn more.

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The Planning Process The comprehensive, 2-year planning process for the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan was designed to address all aspects of the food system, including how food is grown, produced, processed, packaged, distributed, prepared and becomes food waste. Check here to learn more about the planning process.  Learn more.

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Who Was Involved The Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan planning process was led by the City of Columbus and Franklin County, in partnership with not-for-profit Local Matters. Check here to learn more. Learn more.

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Plan Research Check out the research and survey tools that were used to develop the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan.  Learn more.