Vision, Mission & Goals


Establish Cleveland and Cuyahoga County as a model for food security through regional food system development, ensuring that every resident has access to fresh, healthy, affordable food.


Promote a just, equitable, healthy, and sustainable food system in the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Northeast Ohio.


  • Advance a food security and food system development agenda at the City and County level so residents have better access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food;
  • Create a forum that brings people together from all aspects of the food system to generate new relationships and cross learning;
  • Remove barriers to new market opportunities for local food businesses to facilitate economic development and entrepreneurship;
  • Initiate research-based decision making that assesses the local and regional food system to guide policies and programs