Mission and Goals
The Burlington Food Council: Cultivating Food, Connections and Community
The Burlington Food Council is an open community group exploring ways to ensure that Burlington creates and nurtures a healthy, equitable and sustainable food system for all members of the community.
To accomplish this mission the Burlington Food Council provides networking, partnership building and educational opportunities around food issues, and provides strategic recommendations for decision makers. The Food Council also works to serve as a model, resource and source of innovation for the many groups involved in creating and nurturing a healthy, sustainable and equitable food system for the City of Burlington and surrounding communities.
Our goals are threefold:
To build food knowledge and experience for Burlington children, their families, the wider community and Food Council members;
To build local food appreciation and access for Burlington children, their families and the wider community beyond the school day; and
To establish stronger links between food producers - including gardeners – and school age youth, their families and other community members.