North County Food Policy Council



  • When:        Held the 3rd Wednesday in the months of January, March, April, June, July, September and October.

  • Time:          9:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Location:    (Virtual meetings until further notice) City of Oceanside Community Rooms, 300 North Coast Hwy. Oceanside, CA 92054



To find solutions to address the unmet food security needs of the residents of North County and to increase access to a secure and nutritionally quality food supply and food shed.


The Food Policy Council’s primary goals are to assess and support the creation of strategies, plans, and programs to assure there is adequate food to sustain the residents of North County on a daily basis and during times of disaster and interruption in the food delivery system. The Council works to increase accessibility to existing food sources, augment the existing food system, increase collaboration between all organizations working on food security and advocate for positive changes in public policy affecting access to food.



  • Second Annual Thanks(for)Giving in August 2019 fundraising event providing 800+ turkeys for North County families in need over the Thanksgiving holiday

  • Catalyst for collaboration between nonprofit sector, government, education, and private business

  • 300+ people have engaged with the committee since 2013; 30+ people attend monthly

  • Advocacy member of California Food Policy Council

  • GIS Mapping project with Palomar College

  • Provided panel discussions for meeting attendees including: Client-Choice Pantry Models, Rural Hunger Programs and challenges, Innovative Models of Hunger

NCFPC Committee Chair

Geertje Grootehuis

Programs Manager, Wasted Food Prevention

San Diego Food System Alliance

NCFPC Committee Chair

Candace Gibson


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