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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 […]

Hub Kitchen 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 complete meals, such as bulk ready-made meals and individually packaged ready-to-eat/heat meals, available to food-insecure residents of Berkeley by taking advantage of surplus food from local commercial food businesses and farms. […]

Meet the Dynamic Duo – Jocelyn Foreman and Kristin Weinberger

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 […]