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The Food Policy Council (FPC) meets regularly every third Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at various locations around our Douglas County food system. All meetings are open to the public. See below for information on upcoming meetings, including location and agenda. Past meeting minutes are also posted. 

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Our subcommittees are where the real work of the Food Policy Council occurs. All subcommittee meetings are open to the public. Our subcommittees are organized around the 5 goals of the Food Policy Council. If you are interested in receiving more information or joining a subcommittee, please contact the staff liaison, Helen Schnoes, at

***Please note: Due to conflicting schedules, sometimes these meetings are scheduled for an alternative date. Reach out to Helen (contact info above) if you are interested in attending to confirm correct date, time, place.*** 

Goals 1 & 2

Areas of Focus: Building the local food economy and ensuring we maintain needed natural resources for continued local agricultural production. 

Meetings: Times vary; contact staff liaison for more information. 

Goals 3 & 4

Areas of Focus: Reducing barriers to healthy food access and promoting equity in our food system. 

Meetings: Times vary; contact staff liaison for more information. 

Goal 5

Areas of Focus: Eliminating food waste through reduction, recovery, and diversion (including composting). 

Meetings: Times vary; contact staff liaison for more information. 


Full Council Meetings: 

On the Agenda

Meeting Location: Baker Wetlands Discovery Center
Street Address: 1365 North 1250 Road, Lawrence, Kansas 66046
Agenda: Action Item: Administrative Items Determine quorum of members, agenda approval Approval of December meeting minutes Election of 2019 Council officers


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