MN Food Charter Network
Michael Dahl is Director for the Minnesota Food Charter Network. The Network supports and fosters shared action and capacity to implement Food Charter strategies that increase access to healthy, safe, and affordable food for all. Network partners represent many sectors, working together to foster healthy food skills, healthy food environments, and a healthy food infrastructure across Minnesota. Michael works to connect communities across the state that are implementing Food Charter strategies. Michael does this by helping to coordinate the efforts of several Food Charter teams, focusing on the Network's structure, communications, the measurement of strategy implementation progress, and more. Michael brings more than 20 years of economic justice advocacy and lobbying experience to the Network. This included 11 years as Executive Director of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless as well as grassroots advocacy efforts to assist tenants and increase affordable housing options in the Twin Cities. When Michael is not at the Network, he’s likely blogging, binge-watching TV, or spending time in (or dreaming about) his heirloom garden.