Co-Founder and Executive Director
Advocacy Manager & Chef
Sarah began at BFN on August 15 2018 and is already working hard to get our Hub Kitchen project off the ground sometime in October. She will also be directly responsible for our off-site food distribution programs.
She is a professionally trained chef with experience in making delicious and nutritious food out of “what you’ve got.” In addition to her culinary background, Sarah has been working at the California Association of Food Banks as the Advocacy Manager where she has been deeply involved in policy work aimed at improving access to food for everyone in California who lives with food insecurity. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Mills College and a BA in Sociology with a focus on Welfare Programs and the Social Safety Net from UC Davis. Sarah looks forward to being able to blend her passions for cooking and food-insecurity policy work at BFN.
Co-Founder and Chair
Co-Founder and Secretary
Co-Founder and Treasurer
Betsy has worked and volunteered in administrative and development functions for numerous non-profit organizations focused primarily on the environment and education, including the Sierra Club, National Organization for Women, Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Writer Coach Connection, Prospect Sierra School, Green Schools Initiative, Berkeley High School Development Group, HealingisFreedom.com, Berkeley Public Libraries Foundation Neighborhood Libraries Campaign, and Berkeley High Crew. She has also been a freelance writer and editor for small businesses since 1992. Betsy holds a BA in Political Science from Wellesley College. “My interest in healthy-food-for-all springs from my work for San Francisco's Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, the Green Schools Initiative, and Healing is Freedom. Through my work with these organizations I gained a clearer understanding of the potential of healthy food to fuel and heal individuals, families and communities. My family has been a supporter of the Alameda County Community Food Bank for many years."