SJC Food Access Council

Food Access Council logo (002)Contact 

Robin Vida, MPH, CHES


(574) 245-6749

Monthly Meetings

Every 3rd Tuesday at 2 p.m. 

Location Varies


ALL St. Joseph County residents have access to healthy food.


Facilitate community driven solutions to local food system problems.

Core Values


  • Improve access to healthy food for all St. Joseph County residents.
  • Assist residents in overcoming food insecurity
  • Expand healthy food retail options
  • Ensure every eligible resident gets access to food assistance
  • Facilitate connections between healthcare, hunger, and other social service organizations
  • Convene stakeholders to receive and provide input and feedback


  • Support and expand a local, sustainable food system.
  • Foster a supportive environment for food entrepreneurs and urban and rural agriculture
  • Encourage responsible use of food waste
  • Attract commercial-scale urban agriculture projects to St. Joseph County
  • Promote local-sourced food purchasing by consumers and businesses


  • Promote healthy lifestyles associated with poor quality diets.
  • Support projects that promote healthy (nutritious) eating
  • Convene stakeholders to leverage funding for projects that are related to improving health outcomes
  • Improve health through awareness and education

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