The Summit Food Coalition will meet Wednesday in Akron to talk about how Columbus City Council and Franklin County commissioners adopted a Local Food Action Plan as a way to help residents get easy access to healthful, affordable food.

The gathering – open to the public – will begin at 10 a.m. at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, west of downtown Akron.

The Summit Food Coalition is looking at developing a similar plan for Summit.

People who developed the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan in 2016 will speak at the Wednesday gathering.

A food action plan for Summit “could potentially increase the equity and vibrancy in our local food system,” Beth Knorr, executive director of the Summit Food Coalition, said.

A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion.

The Summit Food Coalition is made up of individuals and groups working to increase access to healthful, affordable food.

The Wednesday event is free, but reservations are requested. For reservations and more information on the coalition, go to www.summitfoodcoalition.org.