NEWSROOM and EVENTS
New Home for the Berkeley Food Network
We are very pleased to announce that we have been selected to lease the City of Berkeley-owned warehouse property at 1001 University Avenue to serve as our food sourcing and distribution hub. Our food sourcing read more…
BFN’s Hub Kitchen Project Launching Soon!
The Berkeley Food Network is piloting our Hub Kitchen Project this fall. The goal of this project is to increase the supply of nutritious and complete meals, such as communal ready-made meals and individually packaged and ready to read more…
Meet Our New Chef & Director of Programs
Sarah began at BFN on August 15 and is already working hard to get our Hub Kitchen project off the ground sometime in November. She will also be directly responsible for our off-site food distribution programs. We are very excited read more…
LEARN ABOUT THE ISSUES
Why We Oppose the House Ag Committee Chairman’s 2018 Farm Bill
Thanks to Stephen Knight, Director of Policy at the Alameda County Community Food Bank, for this clear synopsis of the proposed Farm Bill’s cuts to SNAP (or food stamps, and in California, CalFresh).
The 2018 Farm Bill passed by the House Agriculture Committee would increase hunger and hardship by taking away or cutting food assistance for many struggling Americans, including parents … read more
Andy Olson – Making Local and Organic Accessible to Everyone
When Berkeley Food Network member Anders Olson graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 in the midst of an economic slump, he thought long and hard about how his work in the world might make a difference. His father encouraged him to think like an entrepreneur while also considering the Buddhist notion of “Right Livelihood” – earning a living while doing good. Andy’s parents were avid gardeners, and he learned about growing foodat a young age. Ultimately, he decided that “nothing’s …read more
Meet the Dynamic Duo - Jocelyn Foreman and Kristin Weinberger
Jocelyn Foreman, BUSD’s Site Coordinator for Family Engagement and Equity at Malcolm X and John Muir Schools in Berkeley, and Kristin Weinberger of the John Muir School PTA, make a dynamic duo, coordinating a mobile food pantry for families of students at John Muir and Malcolm X Schools.
The Family Engagement and Equity office is “all about removing barriers to student success,” says Foreman. If a student’s family needs help … read more