The North Central Kansas Food Council was established in 2017 with a diverse group of public and private stakeholders in a collaborative effort to advocate for enhanced quality of life for residents through sustainable access to regionally produced food. It was formed as an initiative of the North Central Regional Planning Commission and Live Well Saline County. The North Central Kansas Food Council encompasses Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, and Washington counties.
The mission of the Council is to advocate for enhanced quality of life for all residents through sustainable access to regional produced food options, economic opportunity, and educational resources.
Regional Food System Assessment
Healthy and robust community food systems help to support and sustain healthy communities and strong local economies. In 2017-2018 the North Central Kansas Food Council contracted with an independent consultant to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the North Central Kansas regional food system to better understand current strengths and gaps. The North Central Kansas Regional Food System Assessment summarizes those results. Reports were also prepared for each of the 12 counties in the North Central Kansas Food Council.
Click to view the county assessments.
For more information, visit the NCK Food Council Facebook page.