Who We Are

Our Mission


The Maricopa County Food System Coalition (MarCo) is a voluntary community organization with the mission of supporting and growing a food system that is healthy, equitable, sustainable, and thriving. The Coalition plays the role of convener, connector, advocate, and resource to improve social connectivity, collaboration and awareness around community food.

Learn More About The Coalition

MarCo in Action

Strategic Priorities


Following the completion of our regional community food assessment, the Coalition identified four strategic priorities to guide us in our work. Click the link below to learn more about the work groups that carry out these priorities, and the committees that support them.

Develop Consistent Messaging

Support the Adoption of Policies and Regulations that Strengthen the Community Food System

Foster Urban Food Production

Reduce Food Loss and Recover Food Waste

Engage With Our Work

A Comprehensive Community Food Assessment for Maricopa County


One of the Coalition’s earliest projects was the county’s first comprehensive regional food assessment: a snapshot in time of how the food system within a specific geographic region is working well, and where it needs to be improved. We encourage you to read more about food assessment findings and explore opportunities for action.

Get Involved


Want to help further our mission? Join the Coalition, attend a meeting, or donate to support our work. 

Thanks to our sponsors!