Alex Canepa

State Policy Manager

Alex works with Fair Food Network partners and public officials to help Double Up Food Bucks expand across Michigan. In August 2020, Alex was appointed to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Food Security Council. In addition to his work in Michigan, Alex provides policy support to SNAP incentive programs across the country thru of Fair Food Network’s Nutrition Incentive Impact Hub.

Before joining the Fair Food Network team, Alex was the Policy Officer for the Sustainable Food Center (SFC) based in Austin, Texas. In Texas, Alex led in the development and successful implementation of the SFC’s policy goals in the Texas Legislature.

Alex’s work in Texas and Michigan builds on experience gained at the national level at the Farmers Market Coalition and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His policy work is grounded by experience in vegetable farming and selling produce at Austin-area farmers markets.

Alex grows tomatoes year-round and plays catcher for Ann Arbor’s American Legion Post 46 baseball team. He holds an MSc. in the History of Medicine and Science from the University of Oxford and a BA in History and Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin.