Community Food Security can be defined as the condition which exists when all of the members of a community have access, in close proximity, to adequate amounts of nutritious, culturally appropriate food at all times, from sources that are environmentally sound and just. This food security policy was developed to affirm the City of Detroit’s commitment to nurturing the development of a food secure city in which all of its citizens are hunger-free, healthy and benefit from the food systems that impact their lives. This policy also affirms the City of Detroit’s commitment to supporting sustainable food systems that provide people with high quality food, employment, and that also contribute to the long-term well-being of the environment.
This policy addresses the following areas:
- Current access to quality food in Detroit
- Hunger and Malnutrition
- Impacts/Effects of an Inadequate Diet
- Citizen Education
- Economic Injustice in the Food System
- Urban Agriculture
- The Role of Schools and other Public Institutions
- Emergency Response
This document is organized by a statement of the issues, followed by actions needed to address those issues.
Explore The Detroit Food Policy
The Detroit Food Policy was unanimously adopted by the Detroit City Council on March 15, 2008