The Food Cycle CoP (Community of Practice) is comprised of organizations and individuals committed to building healthy and resilient communities where no one is hungry and no resource is wasted. This group was in existence in the previous Farm to Plate Network structure and known as the Food Cycle Coalition (FCC).
The vision of the Food Cycle CoP is to divert food and organic materials that would otherwise be wasted and convert them into a valuable resource to support our local food system. They do this through source reduction, food rescue, composting, animal feed utilization and energy production. Diverting quality food and other organic materials from the landfill will help increase food security, create jobs, reduce fossil fuel dependence, reduce greenhouse gases, protect waterways and soil, sustain local food systems, and build stronger communities.