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Convening Process

Bringing together diverse groups of stakeholders within a community is an important task of food councils.   Convened groups can:

  • Identify who is working on what – making connections across projects
  • Observe community priorities – where energy, and action are focused
  • Discover where future efforts should go – based on what’s working or what’s missing

The Community Food Strategies team works with established food councils to engage and convene communities to:

  • Build capacity within local councils to effectively convene their communities
  • Develop shared reporting methods and measures so that communities can readily identify potential partners in the network
  • Bring together subcommittees from multiple councils with similar priorities to encourage collaborative learning together

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the convening process.