Call to Action: 7 Ways to Advance the Food Action Plan
1. SUPPORT THE VISION
Sign the Declaration of Support or advance a formal Resolution to show your commitment to food system changes in Sonoma County (learn more and sign-on at SonomaFoodAction.org).
2. ADVANCE THESE GOALS
The FAP represents our community’s food system priorities; use these shared goals and actions as a guide when making decisions about policies, changing business practices, making investments and improving our food system. Identify a specific commitment you/your organization can make to advance these goals.
3. WORK WITH OTHERS
Supporting and enhancing a viable food system for future generations requires that we work together. As you identify your own areas for action, look for other individuals and organizations that could be natural partners. Joining efforts and using a collective voice will increase our ability to create policy changes and attract funding.
4. ALIGN FUNDING
Demonstrate to granting organizations that your organization’s efforts align with the Food Action Plan. This allows funding agencies to understand that your specific efforts are part of a larger coordinated plan to shift the food system locally, demonstrating that their resources may be leveraged as a result.
5. INCORPORATE THESE GOALS INTO OTHER COMMUNITY PLANNING EFFORTS
Incorporate the Food Action Plan’s goals and actions into future community planning efforts, as well as into existing plans through updates or amendments to ensure the development of an intentional food system that reflects our values.
6. MAKE THE FOOD SYSTEM A PRIORITY
Use the Plan to frame decisions about our local food system with elected officials, policy makers, political candidates and community leaders to help elevate our food system as a community and policy priority.
7. MAKE INDIVIDUAL CHOICES
As an individual consumer we have the power to shape the market which supplies our food. Use the Individual Actions in the Plan to help transform our food system through everyday choices.
The time has come to join together in supporting a healthy, prosperous, local food system!
There is a role for every organization, business, government and person to play in building a food system that creates health and prosperity for both our people and our environment. Please learn more about the FAP and the Food System Alliance, and how you can get involved!