council development toolkits
Collections of what we’ve learned from years of food council development. Contact us with any questions or feedback.
A toolkit for food councils to create equitable structures by focusing on authentic relationships.
This toolkit is designed to offer applied activities that support food councils in creating a ‘relational culture,’ a critical step in developing a food council that is effective in making change towards a more equitable food system. (shout out to dR works, who are responsible for the Principles for Action on which we have based this toolkit).
You can find a summary version of each Principle for Action for food councils on our website here, and the original Principles for Action at Dismantling Racism Works (dRworks) 10 Racial Equity Principles.
A Toolkit for Communities from Seed to Start-Up
This toolkit is intended for community members interested in developing a cross-sector group organized to positively impact food systems change in their whole community. It includes step by step meeting outlines with example activities, including tools for outreach, organizing, and decision making, to create an active and engaged food council that has impact and staying power in your community. We recommend that this toolkit is used alongside the Cultivating Relationships to Create Equitable Structures toolkit above so that your development process is thoughtfully centering equity practice.
Please consider emailing us to let us know that you have downloaded these toolkits, and share your feedback. You can send comments and questions to email@example.com.