This report and series of recommendations will assist the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council as we set goals for and design our own dashboard, build a community engagement strategy around the dashboard and our food action plan, and move with a racial equity lens throughout the entirety of this work. Outside of our organization, this report can be a resource for those wanting to learn about the types of food system dashboards, reference and visit existing dashboards, understand the Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan and food action plans more generally, and model the our work in their own communities.
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Publication tags: Field Reports - Advocacy and Education, Food Policy Councils/Coalitions
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Tony Eskridge graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in Urban Studies and minor in Political Science. His passions for nutrition, food access, and community work began in high school, as he led workshops related to the MyPlate, food insecurity, and general wellness at local health fairs. In addition to serving as Student Body President and a First Year student mentor at Rhodes, Tony worked with community development non-profits uplifting Memphis neighborhoods, minority businesses, and CDCs. His academic research experiences include discussing the root causes of the historic devaluation of black neighborhood value and linking community development priorities and concentrated poverty to the health and well-being of neighborhood residents.
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The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council uses the Collective Impact model to bring together stakeholders from across the food system to examine, develop, and improve the food system of our region.
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The PFPC convenes food systems stakeholders and change makers to network, break down silos, invite participation in decision making and priority setting, inspire collaboration, provide leadership development and training, develop comprehensive food policy approaches, and strengthen movement building. Combining dynamic presentations, collaborative activities and networking, PFPC hosts regular meetings to connect the larger community of advocates, entrepreneurs, community members and policymakers to help coordinate the activities and policy initiatives of the Working Groups.