Last November Columbus City Council approved a resolution to formally accept the Local Food Action Plan which is a joint City/ County plan that was sponsored by President Pro Tem Priscilla Tyson and Commissioner John O’Grady. The plan took two years to develop and includes 4 goals and 27 recommendations. The goals include: enhancing coordination & communication among existing food resources among agencies, improving access to and education about healthy food, affordable food, and local food, increasing the role of food in economic development, and preventing food related waste. The recommendations contained within the plan explore strategies to address food insecurity as well as innovative approaches to improve the local food system. The plan was developed with the understanding that increasing residents’ access to healthy food is a key element to maintaining a high quality of life, and it is one of the building blocks for a stronger community.