Monday, February 11, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Blue Bird Bistro
1700 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO 64108


Like consumers, food service providers vote with their food dollars every day. When restaurants, corporate cafeterias and other food service operations buy from local growers, they can help strengthen our local food system (and our economy) while offering more healthy choices to customers and employees.

Join the work group meetings to hear about local, state, federal policy updates while learning about exciting work being done across the metro to increase availability of locally grown food. The group meets quarterly and everyone is welcome to attend!

Q1 meeting agenda includes:

  • federal policy updates: 2018 Farm Bill recap 
  • what's ahead - MO & KS 2019 state legislatures
  • local policies and Farm to Institutions updates
  • round-table group updates and discussions
  • networking

Attend the Institutional Purchasing of Local Foods Work Group meetings if you are:

  • a food service director, chef, restaurateur or other professional willing to share your expertise with others as they implement best practices, procure and use local foods.
  • a local grower interested in selling to distributors, institutions, schools, food service companies and other producers.
  • interested in advocating for policies related to institutional purchasing of local foods at the local, county, state, or federal level.


Questions? Contact Mamiko Vuillemin at or 816-523-5353


The Greater KC Food Policy Coalition is an alliance of community members, government representatives, businesses and organizations representing all critical components of our regional food system. The coalition advocates for policies that promote an equitable and sustainable food system and improve the nutritional, economic, social and environmental health of the community. 

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