The Pueblo Food Project is a community coalition, comprised of 5 working groups, 3 task forces, 1 advisory council, and 1 youth council. The Pueblo Food Project is open to anyone interested in our local food system. Mayor Nicholas Gradisar and County Commissioner Chris Wiseman co-chair the Pueblo Food Project.
The goal of the Pueblo Food Project (PFP) is to develop a vibrant, sustainable, nutritious, and equitable local food system that supports all Puebloans in living healthy and happy lives.
PFP first met when U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s Office and Walter Robb, Stonewall Robb Advisor and former Whole Foods CEO, convened a group of 30 stakeholders to focus on Pueblo food systems. PFP was lucky enough to receive a Colorado Health Foundations Community Food Systems Planning Grant to support further development of the coalition. PFP now has more than 100 active community members and organizations. Members are asked to participate in the five working groups (each aligned with a PFP strategic priority) and three task forces. These member groups meet at least monthly in addition to the regular food project and food council meetings. The groups establish priorities and move work forward. Each working group has collaborated in establishing its own strategic plan with priorities, systems change strategies, and a North Star for their work. See our initiatives page for more information on these groups.
The City of Pueblo is the fiscal agent for the Pueblo Food Project.