STAUNTON, Va.---The Staunton Food Policy Task Force hosted a public meeting to discuss its drafted proposals to make food more available. The group also received feedback from neighbors about the ideas.
Some of the proposals include, making a formal commitment to promote food security, public health and economic development in Staunton. In addition, the group would like to expand the ability of farmers markets to sell more goods. It would also make it easier for schools to host gardens for kids to grow their own food.
Staunton city council member Erik Curren said the city is ready to make this change.
"Staunton is very well positioned to become a place where local food is widely available, where is affordable and where people want to eat it," said Curren.
The group will host another meeting next Wednesday to hear more ideas from neighbors. The task force will then make its final draft and present it to the city council and school board in the fall.
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