"United In Support of Health, Wellness, Food Security, and Nutrition for the Common Good"
The food system is complex, multidimensional, and integrated. It includes growing food and raising animals, and ends with human food consumption and the use of vegetable and animal waste to replenish the system cycle. The NLC-FPC will raise the community awareness of all aspects of the food system.
The mission of the NLC-FCP seeks to bring farms, organizations, organized labor, consumers, businesses, and New London County communities together to enhance the environment, improve economic conditions, and enhance the physical and social health of the region.
Food is at the center of human existence and well-being; and therefore, reflects our deep cultural roots, family practices, personal experiences and preferences, and the impact of sociology, psychology, health, politics, ethics and economic conditions in our individual and collective lives. The New London County Food Policy Council will work to ensure that affordable and nutritious food will be available to all people.
In working to improve the health and wellness, food security, and quality of life for those who live in New London County, the NLC-FPC will:
- Connect with and work to influence and transform the food system; increase and enhance food security and safety in New London County
- Develop a local capacity to develop, study, and promote mission-critical policy in all of its dimensions: local, regional, state, national, and international; and
- Become an active participant, as appropriate, in larger councils and efforts which have aligned missions.