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 all member agencies
- To coordinate network-level services, including a possible food hub and/or mobile pantry
- To promote awareness and pursue advocacy
- To conduct research about food insecurity in Berkeley and best practices in food insecurity work and disseminate findings to the network
A more public announcement will be made soon.