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New Haven Food Policy Council


The New Haven Food Policy Council is a volunteer advisory board for the City of New Haven. Our eleven Council members are New Haven residents, appointed by the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen. We are a collaborative group working to address local and regional food issues and the impacts on individuals, communities, businesses, the environment and local government.

The New Haven Food Policy Council meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 8:30-10 a.m. at City Hall Room 1 .  Council meeting are open to the public.


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Click here to download the Food Action Plan

Our Mission
To build a food system that nourishes all people in a just and sustainable manner. 

We Improve Our Food System By

  • Building coalitions and fostering cooperation between community groups, residents, and city offices.               
  • Developing strategies to effectively addresses food access, hunger, obesity, community development, economic development, urban agriculture, food waste, and nutrition and food education.
  • Compiling information to educate residents and community leaders. 
  • Advocating for policy that improves the nutritional, environmental, economic, and social health of the City. 


Council Members:

Austin Bryniarski - Chair
Mark Firla - Community Representative
Kimberly Hart - Witnesses to Hunger
Alycia Santilli - CARE
Susan Harris - Community Representative
Kimberly Acosta - CTCORE-Organize Now!
Raven Blake - Love Fed New Haven
Ashley Kremser - CitySeed
Richard Furlow - Aldermanic Representative


Affiliate Members:

Bloom Services, L.L.C.
Cadence Consulting
Common Ground High School
Community Action Agency New Haven
Connecticut Food Bank
Cornell Scott- Hill Health Center
Fresh Advantage
Get Healthy CT
Global Local Gourmet
Massaro Community Farm
New Haven Farms
New Haven Health Department
Yale Program for Recovery & Community Health
Yale Sustainable Food Program

Food Access Working Group
Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 12:00pm-1:30pm at United Way of Greater New Haven, 370 James Street, #403, New Haven.



  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015