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Our Mission

The mission of the Family and Community Food Systems Outreach group is to promote development of versatile, sustainable family and community food systems which support positive interactions within families of all types, among community members, and within the surrounding food system, whether local or regional, that help address the needs of limited-resource families. This development will be supported by basic and applied research, as well as exemplary, culturally sensitive outreach programs through EFNEP and the Pennsylvania NEP. The group will communicate its findings and its programs to students, Cooperative Extension and Outreach staff, other faculty, members of the Pennsylvania food system, and interested regional and national groups.