Happy Holidays friends!

If you missed our first annual GATHER event, we've published a recap with photos from the event. Among the announcements at the event, we were excited to share that we have a new partnership with Green Umbrella member La Terza, who is offering locally roasted, direct trade coffee to support our work. Learn more about about the partnership and the fifth-generation, woman-owned farm in Honduras.

Need a mug for that coffee?

Donate $40 or more to support our work and we'll send you a Food Policy Council durable metal mug. Two mugs and a bag of coffee would make a great gift for a loved one!

Here are some fun stories about the progress being made in our regional food system!

Neighborhood Rallies to Reopen Grocery Store in Lower Price Hill

After their local grocery store closed, Lower Price Hill residents came together to create a new neighborhood-driven grocery store for their community. Read more!

Enhancing School Gardens: Progress Report

As part of our farm to school work, this year we launched the Enhancing School Gardens pilot project to invest in school gardens and enhance educators' capacity, helping define and measure their impact. Read more!

Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge: Highlights

Our collaboration with The Health Collaborative used community engagement and multisector partnerships to address inequities related to food access and health services. Read more!

Farm to School to Student

Nearly two years into the pandemic, we're still learning about the power and resilience of local food. Check out the great story in Edible Ohio Valley about Cincinnati Public Schools nutrition program. Available now for online subscribers and in print at shops around town!

Upcoming Event

We hope you'll join us for Green Umbrella's 2021 Annual Meeting - a virtual celebration on Tuesday, December 14th from 4:00-5:00 pm. We'll be sharing highlights from each of our programs and a glimpse into what's in store for 2022.

Cheers, and see you in January!

Michaela Oldfield, Director
Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council

The mission of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council is to create a
healthy, equitable, sustainable food system for all in our ten-county region.

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