The initial ThriveMSP 2040 document had only one paragraph related to food access.
At the February MFAN meeting, the Land Access work group decided to draft and submit a letter to the Met Council outlining the areas of the document where food access should be highlighted. MFAN member organization, West Side Community Organization, lead the campaign to draft the letter. Many MFAN members helped draft the document and even more signed on to the completed copy. This letter was submitted to the Met Council before the deadline for public input in April 2014.
SuccessThe Met Council incorporated MFAN's recommendations into the final draft of the plan! The document went from containing less than one paragraph about food access to now having food access as a theme throughout the plan. See Thrive MSP 2040 Success! (419 K PDF) for details on where food access is highlighted in the document.
Interested in MFAN's work? Contact Jamie Bain to learn more (firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-626-8762) or visit the Metro Food Access Network website.