The Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council (LVFPC)  was formed in 2015 by founding community organizations and residents of the Lehigh Valley.

LVFPC is generously supported by United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, community members, and grant funding.

To achieve our mission, we work under two “umbrellas”:

Our Steering Team

Agriculture Producer – Liz Wagner, Crooked Row Farm

City of Allentown – Tina Amato, Food Access Work Group Chair

City of Bethlehem – Sherri Penchishen, Secretary, Farm to Institution Chair

Buy Fresh Buy Local Greater Lehigh Valley – Allison Czapp

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley – Dawn Godshall

Community Resident – Cathy Coyne

Community Resident – Katarah Jordan

Easton Hunger Coalition – Adele Horvath, Food Recovery & Respect Work Group Chair

Greater Valley YMCA – Maribel Tandazo, Vice Chair

Kellyn Foundation – Eric Ruth, Co-Chair

Lehigh County Community &  Economic Development – Virginia Haas

Lehigh Valley Health Network – Lisa Liddington

New Bethany Ministries – J.Marc Rittle

Northampton County Community & Economic Development – Tina Smith, Value Added Work Group Chair

Penn St. Extension Agricultural Program Coordinator, Northampton County – Christi Powell

Penn St. Extension Education Program Associate, Business & Community Vitality, Lehigh County – Brian Moyer, Co-Chair

Second Harvest Food Bank

St. Luke’s University Health Network – Kathy Ramson

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley – Priscilla Rosado

Our Membership

Many community organization representatives and community members belong to a working group, attend our joint working group meeting, or our community engagement meeting.  Membership is open to the public and all are invited. You are important in shaping our local food system.  Meetings are posted on our Facebook page @LVFoodPolicyCouncil.

Our Staff

Coordinator – Susan Dalandan