San Antonio Food Policy Council
November 17, 2010
Attending: (to be updated)
Absent: (to be updated)
Announcements, Calendar: Announcements per agenda; next meeting Wed Dec 8th; in 2011: 3rd Wed every month.
Who’s at the table, who’s not, and who else needs to be?:
(to be updated- missing from notes: listing of “who’s here” representation)
Possible members for FPC, or resources for ad hoc input (highlighted are priority considerations)
Big chain grocery (Walmart, HEB, Fiesta, Target)
Mom & Pop grocery
Water conservation (SAWS—San Antonio Water System)
Suppliers (Sysco, Labatt, Sodexo)
Restaurants (Restaurant association)
Faith based (Interfaith—Muslim, Jewish, other)
City Council—government policy maker
Agricultural producer (small farmers)
Environmental health (here food is tested)
San Antonio Foodshed (Culture and community)
Headstart, early childhood, coalition—Voices for Children
Minority, especially African-American community
People experiencing hunger and/or obesity
Ensure that every individual in the greater San Antonio area has equal access to safe, healthy,
affordable food. (118 characters)
Mission: (next steps: Leslie will draft and share with Pamela, who will edit -please use revisions mode!- and
share with Dawn)
Combat nutrition-related illnesses/issues (hunger and obesity) by… ensuring
Rebuilding local food economy
Core Values: (some ideas- still to be finalized)
Local comes first
tested programs and strategies,
prevent chronic disease,
help Americans live a healthier life
Positive sustainable health change
Advancing policy, systems and environmental change
Strategic focus on obesity prevention
Strategic focus on hunger
Across the lifespan
Connection to Healthy People 2010/2020 goals
Brainstorm: Where will we go in the next 12 months?
Low-hanging Fruit opportunities for quick wins on recommendations in the food system
Farmers markets initiatives- collaborate with CPPW
Ordinance on criteria for farmers markets
Ordinance on permitting
Implementation of SNAP at farmers markets- machine availability in 2 wks
Farmers market- laboratory for produce- can determine from samples or from patient whether disease bacteria
fingerprints came from.- What will happen next- an ordinance going to city council that restaurants and growers
will have to test periodically- a fee for the testing will be recommended quarterly. Will impact small growers.
Could potentially cause political tensions.
Opportunity to establish a local Sustainable Foods Center in San Antonio. Worksite wellness farm to work program.
Announcement that SAFPC exists- what we do and individuals are encouraged to provide input.
Breaking down silos
Consider funding needs
Council membership and commitment?
Sustainability plan? Fundraising…
Will we be fundraising?
Development, fundraising and grant writing
Are there any ‘model organizations- Charlotte NC
Mark Winney- keep the options open”
Budget likely to be small
Will affect council structure- consider building relationships for fundraising-
Look at SA and TX to id potential funding sources- what bills and legislation might impact funding streams
Being careful not to position org as an adversary to other local orgs
o Founder of Rackspace- Graham Weston
Committees and Council Structure?
Next steps: As noted on agenda. Jennifer and team will continue to sketch a roadmap for future agendas,
based on input from the group and strategic planning ideas. Please feel free to make suggestions for what
should be included in the agendas, as this will guide the direction of the group.