The proposed work plans come with specific responsibilities for a number of actors. To ensure completion, the RFSA must be an organized entity funded to coordinate this extensive food policy blueprint. While much of the work focuses on the food market, there are important opportunities to engage the whole community in local food matters that don't necessarily involve market economies.
Priorities and Actions
Reliable and consistent funding. Encourage stakeholders to join together and fund the work that will implement our Riverside Food Policy Action Plan. Actions:
Kaiser Permanente grant funding;
Local Guide fundraising;
Invest Health grant training; and
Nonprofit Board development.
Expand community food production. Encourage individuals and businesses to grow food through outreach and with a model agriculture code. Actions:
Riverside Garden Council developing new capacity as a nonprofit;
Curtis Stone booked for GrowRIVERSIDE 2018 and a two-day SPIN farming workshop.
Food waste. Implement a strategy to manage food waste. Actions:
Gleaners For Good founded.