We are the Alaska Food Policy Council. Our goal is to create a healthier, more secure, and more self-reliant Alaska by improving our food system.
Our Food, Our People, Our Future
The AFPC is open to anyone interested in improving Alaska’s food systems - agencies and individuals representing federal and state agencies, tribal entities, schools, university programs, farmers, fisheries, and food systems businesses . The role of the AFPC is to:
CONNECT: Engage with Alaskans to get input to strengthen our food system, and to connect them with each other to learn and collaborate.
ADVOCATE: Develop recommendations and share them with policy makers at the local, state, federal, and tribal level.
INFORM: Share information, resources, opportunities and risks with all food stakeholders (everyone who eats!)
Download this AFPC info-graphic here!
Goals from our Strategic Plan 2012-2015
Goal 1: All Alaskans have access to affordable, healthy (preferably local) foods.
Goal 2: Alaska’s food-related industries have a strong workforce and operate in a supportive business environment.
Goal 3: Food is safe, protected, and supplies are secure throughout Alaska.
Goal 4: Alaska’s food system is more sustainable.
Goal 5: Alaskans are engaged in our food system.
Resolution to Establish a Food Resource Development Working Group
“State department heads come together to figure out Alaska food security”. Alaska Dispatch, November 4, 2013.
Administrative Order No. 265 establishes the Alaska Food Resource Working Group (AFRWG) to recommend policies and measures to increase the purchase and consumption of local wild seafood and farm products. June 28, 2013.
House Concurrent Resolution 1 (HCR1) “Relating to the establishment and operation of a state food resource development working group.” March 18, 2013.
Resolution of Support, Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference: Resolution 2011-05, “Recognizing and Supporting the Formation of an Alaska Food Policy Council.” February 11, 2011.