Written by Melissa Vatterott, Food and Farm Coordinator


The Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition (GKCFPC) has been a huge inspiration for MCE’s Local Food Policy Coalition over the past few months. GKCFPC is housed under the nonprofit KC Healthy Kids, and its mission is to advocate for the Greater Kansas City food system and promote food policies that positively impact the nutritional, economic, social, and environmental health of Greater Kansas City. Beth Low-Smith is the Director of GKCFPC, and she leads a collaborative effort in Kansas City to see that sustainable, equitable, and healthy local food thrives. The alliance has engaged with representatives from healthcare, agriculture, education, social services, food distribution, government, nonprofits, and private business, as well as other sectors!