Food Action Network

Rich Pirog, Director of the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University, recently offered his view of the "value of networks"; they are:
  • Information and knowledge hubs
  • Catalysts for cooperation - building trust and capacity across organizations
  • Magnets - leveraging funding to do the work
  • Scouts - at the cutting edge of new ideas and innovation
The Mohawk Valley Food Action Network aims to be this kind of network in Oneida County and the surrounding region.  We bring together community stakeholders in a successful food system around information and knowledge; build capacity for collaboration; attract support and identify opportunities to build a better future.


Here are some of the organizations that have joined with MVFAN in our work so far:

Mohawk Valley Housing and Homeless Assistance Coalition