Food Policy Council

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The Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council monitors and evaluates the performance of Knoxville's food system, in terms of costs, availability, accessibility and implications for public health/economic efficiency, public awareness of food issues, improvement of food supply and distribution network in Knoxville.


Eleven members are on the Council. Five are appointed by the City Mayor and six are appointed by the County Mayor. Terms are for three-years and staggered so that no more than four expire in any year. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms. In the event of a vacancy, an appointment may be made only for the unexpired portion of the term.


The Food Policy Council meets the third Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Knox County Health Department at 140 Dameron Ave.

OCTOBER MEETING UPDATE: The Food Policy Council meeting for October 2018 will be replaced by a retreat on Oct 16 from 830AM to 1130AM at CAC Beardsley Community Farm.

Click here to view current council membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this council.