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Kansas City Food Policy Coalition (FPC) Hires First Director

Beth Low Will Lead the
Greater Kansas City
Food Policy Coalition

I am pleased to announce the hiring of Beth Low as the first director of the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition (FPC). Beth's responsibilities include directing the FPC's work, creating a presence for the coalition in regional food system activities, and advancing the FPC's public policy agenda.

Since 2005, Beth has represented the 39th district in the Missouri General Assembly. She is finishing her term this year. Prior to that, she was the program director for the Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition. She has also served as a PRN social worker at Hope House in Jackson County.

I would like to thank my colleagues from the FPC who participated in the selection process. Their efforts are deeply appreciated.

Beth's contact information is as follows:
Phone: 816-585-4738 (after February 8)
c/o KC Healthy Kids,
PO Box 480227,
Kansas City, MO 64148

With the creation of the Food Policy Coalition and Beth's hiring as our first director, Greater Kansas City is at the forefront of the national movement to make systemic changes to improve our food system.

Please join me in welcoming her.

Gretchen H. Kunkel
President, KC Healthy Kids



Mark Winne,
author of Closing the Food Gap and foremost expert on food policy councils, will be coming to Kansas City on March 2 to speak and provide technical assistance to the FPC. Additional information will be emailed soon. Please mark your calendars.


The mission of the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition is to advocate for a healthy food system and promote policies that positively impact the nutritional, economic, social, and environmental health of Greater Kansas City.