Fairfax Food Council

Fairfax County, Virginia


The Fairfax Food Council is a coalition of citizens, nonprofits, faith partners, county agencies and businesses that advocate and promote food system and policy changes benefitting Fairfax communities, especially underserved communities.


10777 Main Street, Suite 325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Diane Charles,
Project Manager

Fairfax Food Council logoFairfax Food Council (FFC) was established by the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax in 2015 with a vision of a vibrant food system where healthy, accessible and affordable food is valued as a basic human right. Its mission is to facilitate community partnerships and efforts to promote healthy eating.

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About the Food Council

News and Events

Upcoming Virtual Workshop

Setting Up Your Garden

The Urban Agriculture Work Group is hosting Elias Castillo, a local gardener and YouTuber focused on gardening in zone 7a. Elias will share how to prepare soil, start seedlings, protect plants from pests and other spring gardening information. Next will be a presentation called “The Garden Diaries,” where 2 community members and backyard gardeners share tips, plant suggestions and other useful information for spring gardens. The workshop will conclude with a Q&A session to help answer your garden questions.

English: Mar 15, 2022,  7:00pm  | Learn more and register in advance.
Spanish: Mar 16, 2022,  7:00pm | Learn more and register in advance.

2021 FOOD SUMMIT | Empowering Equitable Food Solutions: Collaborations during COVID – and Beyond

2021 Fairfax Food Summit logo

The 2021 Food Summit examined how our food system responded to the challenges faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with an in-depth look at the equity impact on health, employment, urban agriculture, new food partners and collaborations, and first-time food insecure residents. The summit took place on June 16, 2021.

See: Agenda and speaker bios
See: 2021 Food Summit Highlights COVID-19 Impact on Food Equity

Fight Hunger in Fairfax County

About the Food Council

Work Groups

Food Access & Literacy Work Group

The Food Access & Literacy Work Group works collaboratively to develop innovative initiatives to increase the number of healthy food access points in the Fairfax community in the areas of highest need. The work group also facilitates collaborative initiatives to develop food literacy and nutrition education programming that is available and delivered through a variety of avenues.

Urban Agriculture Work Group

The Urban Agriculture Work Group supports food production at community settings and on public and private property to improve the environmental, economic and human health of Fairfax County. The vision of the work group is a healthy, beautiful and equitable Fairfax County where fresh food is grown within walking distance of every kitchen.

Connect to a Fairfax Food Council Meeting

Working Group and Steering Committee meetings are open to the public. All meetings are virtual until further notice (unless otherwise noted). Please email HDFairfaxFoodCouncil@fairfaxcounty.gov to RSVP for an upcoming meeting or for more information.

Urban Agriculture Work Group Meetings 2022

All meetings scheduled 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

January 10
February 14
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20

Food Access & Literacy Work Group Meetings 2022

All meetings scheduled 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

January 26
February 23
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 29

Fairfax Food Council Steering Committee Meetings 2022

February 10, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant