Visual notes from PFFP Community Roundtable, art by Abby VanMuijen
Our project seeks to address the fractures and inequities in our food system by building a participatory, community-led process to design a ‘People’s Food and Farm Bill’ that will create a public funding mechanism and establish a regional governmental entity for food that will be accountable to Bay Area residents. In early 2020, we were funded to do a feasibility analysis on if it was possible to create a new regional governance agency for food systems. After concluding that this was a very real possibility, we moved into the second phase of this work, which is to develop a participatory, community-led Vision for what a just, sustainable, and thriving food system can look like. We were awarded a USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership Grant for this Vision-building, which has three objectives:
Map of Native Bay Area historical language areas, adapted from Linda Yamane's, "A Gathering of Voices: The Native Peoples of the Central California Coast." Demographic data for each of the nine Bay Area political counties provided by the Bay Area Equity Atlas, 2019.