From the Director: Minnesota Food Charter Network Sets Strategic Priorities
The Minnesota Food Charter Network’s vision is that all Minnesotans can have reliable access to healthy, safe, and affordable food in the places the work, learn, live, and play. Minnesota Food Charter Network Champions carry out this work and represent many sectors, working together to foster healthy food skills, healthy food environments, and a healthy food infrastructure across Minnesota.
To guide this work through June 2019, the Minnesota Food Charter Network has set six strategic priorities that articulate how we will prioritize navigating this work in the year and a half ahead:
STRATEGIC PRIORITY A
Promote connectivity across local and regional networks and the Minnesota Food Charter Network to contribute to the implementation of Minnesota Food Charter strategies.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY B
Cultivate and deepen opportunities for equitable inclusiveness in the Minnesota Food Charter Network.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY C:
Increase allocation and alignment of funds across the state to ignite, grow, and sustain the implementation of Minnesota Food Charter strategies.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY D
Evaluate the Minnesota Food Charter Network and the implementation of the Minnesota Food Charter strategies, as well as monitor changes in the Minnesota food system related to the strategies.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY E
Support the work of local and regional networks and Minnesota Food Charter Network Champions with responsiveness, transparency, shared decision making, and shared ownership.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY F
Engage and build capacity of individual and organizational Minnesota Food Charter Network Champions in the continuum of policy advocacy options available to them to advance Food Charter strategies.
Now, Food Charter Network teams will articulate and work toward achieving milestones that bring us closer to realizing the Strategic Priorities. If you have questions or want to find out more about Food Charter Network teams, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, I would like thank everyone who helped develop and refine the Strategic Priorities over the past several months. I am excited for what the next year and a half will bring to the Minnesota Food Charter Network, and that has much to do with the thoughtful work of those who volunteered their time to this effort.