General Members

The PPFC is comprised of General Members – individuals, community groups and stakeholder organizations – some of whom serve on a Working Group or as a Member of the Coordinating Team. 

General Members meet quarterly to dialogue about food issues and possibilities and their connection to the human right to food and to coordinate coalition efforts.

General Membership is open to anyone who is committed to the PPFC vision and aligned with its theory of change. General Members attend PPFC meetings, participate in discussions, and may serve as Working Group Members or be nominated to serve on the Coordinating Team. For the purposes of voting and nomination to serve on the Coordinating Team, General Members must attend at least one PPFC meeting (General Membership, Working Group or Coordinating Team) per 12-month period. To the maximum extent possible, General Members shall reflect the diversity of the community and include representatives of the following groups:

  • Communities connected to food insecurity
  • Civil society organizations, including schools, faith-based institutions, and non-profits involved in nutrition and emergency food provision
  • Businesses, including retail food stores
  • Local government agencies, including urban planning and economic development entities
  • Food system stakeholders active in different segments of the food system (production/agriculture, consumption, processing, distribution, marketing and waste recycling)