The Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn (GFCLA) was formed in the summer of 2012 to create and support improvements to the food system* of the Lewiston-Auburn community.
What we do:
- Educate the public and serve as forum for discussing issues
- Foster coordination between sectors in the food system
- Evaluate and influence policy
- Support programs that meet local needs
There are many organizations doing important work to improve L-A’s food system, feeding the hungry, supporting local farmers, and encouraging more people to eat nutritious food. Despite this, large problems persist. The council was created to help form collaborative solutions to those problems, bringing together partners from different backgrounds to create solutions that will result in long-term change.
Lewiston-Auburn will become a community with a thriving food system that supports healthy people and neighborhoods and a strong local economy. We envision a community bustling with people sharing good food that is healthy, affordable, and accessible, and that honors the enduring values, rich cultural heritage and diverse needs of our population.
Through education, advocacy, and community-based decision-making we work to shape a food system where our entire community of Lewiston-Auburn has access to good food.
* A food system is all of the processes and infrastructure that is needed to get food from the field or ocean to consumers and beyond. It includes many aspects: production, processing, wholesale and retail distribution, waste management, and support systems such as transportation, education, city and town governments, and emergency food providers, among others.