Food production is critically important to the Capital Region’s way of life and its economy. Valley Vision has a long history working on a variety of food system initiatives and is known as a regional leader in food, agriculture and related health systems. Our initiatives focus on pioneering innovations to make food and ag sustainable, healthy, productive and accessible.
Valley Vision has defined the route to get there:
- Identify future labor demands
- Promote ag sector innovation
- Assess ag production needs
- Improve food distribution
- Support access to locally-grown food
Our objective is to increase food security and strengthen the support for an economically viable and environmentally sustainable regional food system.
Our Metric: Currently more than 500,000 individuals in the Capital Region are experiencing food insecurity. By 2027 this number will be reduced by 20%.
- Increase value in our food system by improving the food and beverage manufacturing ecosystem throughout the Central Valley.
- Support the implementation of the City of Stockton’s Food and Ag Action Plan.
- Gain approval by Sacramento City Unified School District Board for a revised School Wellness Policy and develop a plan to implement across all schools in the district.
- Provide access to funding opportunities and network connections for food and beverage manufacturers and the supply chain, including underserved populations such as rural, small-business owners.
- Document the importance of broadband infrastructure in rural areas to change policy and increase investments.
Creating and improving the food network and its systems ensures that enough healthy foods get to individuals, families and children in our communities, while growing the region’s food and agricultural advantages, jobs, and economy.