Governance Initiatives

Access to food is a fundamental human right. The Mayor’s Office of Food Policy strives to increase food equity through improving food governance.

We believe that all New Yorkers should have equal ability and opportunity to access nutritious, affordable food in their communities. We also believe that our resources should be harnessed to drive connections between health and sustainability.

Our food governance initiatives ensure that the money we spend on food improves the health of our residents and our planet.

We lead by example and looks to share our experiences and learn from others across the country and beyond.

Since 2014, NYC has been a signatory city of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. It also participates in the C40 Food Systems Network. And the Cool Food Pledge, with a commitment to reduce greenhouse gasses associated with the food we serve by 25 percent by 2030.

Milan Urban Food Policy Pact logo
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