Phoenix Resilient Food Systems Program
The Phoenix Resilient Food Systems Program provides resources to develop a stronger, connected local food system with more sustainable food options for Phoenix residents. The Phoenix City Council approved over $9 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for food related programs under Economic Development and Innovation, Equity and Inclusion, Local Food Consumption/Production, Food Banks and Pantries Support, Meals That Work, and Resilient Food System. More details for each program can be found below:
Economic Development and Innovation
Food Waste and Composting Education Project – Did you know that 40 percent of all food in America is wasted and that a four-person family can lose about $1,500 a year on wasted food? This free, one-year program will provide food waste and composting education, training, and access to a compost service for up to 500 residents living in food deserts and COVID-19-impacted areas in the City of Phoenix. Participants will learn how to decrease food loss and waste through practical and usable tips for your household, such as better food purchasing, storing food practices, meal planning tools, and composting. By adopting better practices, you can save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
Food Banks and Pantries Support
Meals That Work
Resilient Food System
ARPA Program Dashboard
Visit the Phoenix Resilient Food Systems Program Dashboard for expenditure reports, key performance indicator data, and additional program information.