Welcome To Hartford Food System

Founded in 1978, Hartford Food System is dedicated to finding long-term solutions for access to affordable and healthy food in the city of Hartford. Our mission is to fight hunger and improve nutrition in our community. Our goal is a healthy, culturally-responsive, just, resilient and sustainable food system that meets the needs of all community members. To help make this happen, we implement programs that improve access to nutritious and affordable food, we help consumers make informed food choices, we advocate for a robust and economically sound food system, and we promote responsible food policies at all levels of government. Hartford Food System aims to link the well-being of urban communities with sustainable agriculture, a more equitable food economy, and food justice. Recognizing the complexity of the issues, HFS promotes lasting solutions which require a system-based approach through non-emergency and sustainable strategies. We believe that long-term solutions to Hartford’s food problems can only be found by addressing the root causes of hunger and poor nutrition. We do our work in partnership with public agencies, farmers, producers, people experiencing food insecurity, other nonprofit organizations, business leaders in the local food economy, and many volunteers. Our activities are based in the following strategies:

1.) Increase access to normal food outlets.
2.) Deepen the connection between consumers and agricultural production.
3.) Increase community capacity to advocate for a healthy and just food system.
4.) Advance public policies to improve the affordability and quality of food.

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