Visual notes from PFFP Community Roundtable, art by Abby VanMuijen
We’re always looking for more regional community members to get engaged with the People’s Food and Farm Project! There are a few ways to do this:
Working Circles (smaller working groups that meet regularly on focused topics): The first Working Circle is for Native community members living in the Bay Area and focuses on Native Food Sovereignty. The second Working Circle is our Farm to Institution circle, focusing on regional supply chains.
Input on the Vision: We welcome continued direction and advice on the People's Vision for a Sovereign Bay Area Food System. The Vision was ratified via community circles from the northern, eastern, western, and southern parts of the Bay in October 2022 but it will always be a work in progress. Your voice is still needed!
Make connections: While this project centers on food, food intersects with almost every aspect of life, most keenly housing and health. And the workers and needs of food distribution, processing, waste, and even retail often get overlooked compared to ag and consumption (eating!). Help ensure this project is connected to other sectors, communities, organizations, leaders, etc.
Share your story: The Vision will only sit on a (virtual) shelf unless it's acted upon. Having vibrant, real, and diverse stories improves the policy platform that will bring the Vision to sustained life.
Build the coalition: Ready to throw your weight behind the Vision and build political power for it and your communities? Join us!
Work on policy advocacy: Do you have State, regional and local political connections? Do you know the in's and out's of regional/local policy as an advisor, civil servant, politician, etc.? Your expertise and support are invaluable to this grassroots effort.
If you’d like to get involved in any of these (or just stay in the loop!), please fill out the form below.