Engaging The Community And Potential Partners

Have you identified key stakeholders and community leaders? Are the groups most impacted by the issue at the table?

Critical to success is an inclusive, participatory, community engagement process. Engaging key stakeholders from diverse sectors across the food system ensures that policies are responsive to and reflective of context, are shaped by a robust participation from all relevant sectors, and offer a powerful signal to policymakers about the importance of this issue to their constituents. Stakeholders and members of task forces may include food access organization representatives, industry leaders, government and policy leaders, financial sector representatives, community development leaders, public health leaders, children’s advocates, community organizers and leaders, local residents, farmers, food entrepreneurs or businesses, workers across the supply chain, and more.  

Check out the following resources to help plan and implement an inclusive and participatory process to engage your community in identifying solutions: