Food Connects Us
A food system is the interconnected network of everything that happens with food — where and how it is grown, processed, distributed, sold, consumed, wasted, or recovered.
Food nourishes us. We believe our food system is basic to the economic, physical, mental and social well-being of our community. To positively impact our Bastrop County residents’ health outcomes, we are focused on 6 sectors or key influence areas of our food system.
As a mostly rural county in our 5-county metro region, Bastrop County is an important source of local food for ourselves and the Central Texas region. Food connects us.
Mission Statement: To collectively create a healthier, more sustainable, and just food system to improve the lives of people in Bastrop County.
Vision Statement: We envision a community-based effort that brings together food cycle stakeholders including members of varying cultures, tastes, and budgets to create a sustainable food system that can nourish us today and for generations to come.
Nourish is working on building its member capacity, identifying areas of need, and prioritizing community projects. We envision a community-based effort that brings together food cycle stakeholders and members of varying cultures, tastes and budgets to create a sustainable food system that can nourish us today and for generations to come. If you’re interested in this kind of work, please fill out the survey by following the link below. This survey is designed to get the right folks working in sectors of interest that are most meaningful to them. Click here to get involved with Nourish
Key Influence Areas
Where our food comes from – how it’s grown, processed, distributed, and sold. Improve efficiencies, capacities and sustainability of local producers and supporting businesses.
Who struggles with enough to eat.
Supply nourishment to those in need.
What impact food has on our health.
Improve community health through increased awareness and education regarding food-health connections.
How our food supply is negatively impacted by food waste and positively impacted by food recovery.
Waste less and use more.
How our food system does or does not work for every member of our community.
Encourage equitable food systems that support the needs of all our community’s cultures.
How our food system responds to disruptions. Participate in planning for prevention, response and recovery.