ABOUT US

Background

The Milwaukee Food Council is a network of community members and organizations, professionals, and government officials committed to supporting a food system that is community-driven, healthy, environmentally sustainable, and economically vibrant. We strive to incorporate diverse voices and perspectives, inclusive of all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and other identity groups, and uplift youth and intergenerational exchange. 

The Milwaukee Food Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization guided by a small board of directors.

 

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to support a locally-anchored food system that advances Milwaukee’s social, economic, environmental well-being through collective action.

Our vision is a Milwaukee food system that is community-driven, healthy, environmentally sustainable, and economically vibrant; and we believe this state is achieved only when it is inclusive of all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and other identity groups.

We are a network and a movement — advancing culture, policy, and practice towards a healthier and more equitable food system. Through research, education, community development, and policy, we engage our network in collective action to cultivate change…

 

Board of Directors

Brooklynn Gray 

Kyle Ashley

Leslie Krueger 

Randy McCarthy

Hannah Trasser

Samual Odin

Imani Graham 

Kelli Hirt 

Martha Collins 

 

Staff

Solana Patterson-Ramos 

Executive Director

Director@milwaukeefoodcouncil.org


Lee Valentyn 

Healthy Food Systems Coordinator 

Partnership with the UW-Madison Division of Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

lee.valentyn@wisc.edu