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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Every day, the Alameda County Community Food Bank delivers thousands of pounds of produce, dairy products, eggs, bread and other fresh foods to soup kitchens, food pantries, senior centers and other nonprofits working to…
After a successful convening of local agencies, the Berkeley Food Network team has determined the next steps and roles. Next steps include creating a formal membership structure, the initiation of training sessions for members, and establishing network-level services. The primary roles for the Berkeley Food Network will be To be a leader for collaboration among […]
Berkeley Food Network Convenes Local Agencies for first meeting In March Berkeley Food Network convened a gathering of individuals and agencies that are addressing food security in Berkeley. The meeting explored ways to coordinate and build on the work currently being done to meet the needs of the food insecure in Berkeley.