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The Office of Food Policy is a Mayoral office reporting to Ana Almanzar, New York City Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives. MOFP works to advance the City’s efforts to increase food security, promote access to and consumption of healthy foods, and support economic opportunity and environmental sustainability in the food system. The Office works across city agencies, including the Departments of Education, Correction, Social Services, and Aging, to develop and advance innovative food policy. MOFP is critical in integrating an equity frame into food policy priorities and solutions. To accomplish this mission, the Mayor's Office of Food Policy acts as a thought leader, facilitator, and convener, playing a lead role in:

  • Providing guidance to the Mayor, Deputy Mayors, and City agencies regarding food policy positions and legislation;
  • Leading the development and driving successful delivery of cross-agency initiatives that continue to place New York City on the cutting edge of food policy;
  • Advising and coordinating City agencies and Mayoral offices, to ensure a systems approach to food policy initiatives;
  • Advancing the administration’s goal to reach a more equitable, sustainable and healthy food system by 2031;
  • Creating partnerships with advocates, nonprofit and community organizations, academic institutions, and private industry to further carry out its mission.