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Meet Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura, Our New Research and Advocacy Manager

My name is Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura, and I am the new Research & Advocacy Manager at BFN. It is a privilege to join this organization at a momentous time.  You may be asking: “what role does research and advocacy play at a locally focused food nonprofit?” BFN proved in the past year that its model is […]

COVID-19 has perpetuated pre-existing injustices in the food system

By Evan Hazelett, BFN Research and Advocacy Manager December 8, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the realities of poverty, food insecurity, housing instability, and racial injustice in the United States. Since May, an astounding 8 million Americans have slipped into poverty.  Black, Latinx, indigenous, and immigrant households have been hit particularly […]

Why we oppose the House Agriculture Committee Chairperson’s 2018 Farm Bill

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). Understanding the SNAP Proposals in the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill […]