A Time to Celebrate


We’ve had much to celebrate over here at OFPC! Not only have we hustled our way into our fifth year as an organization with increased leadership but we had a big win this year. City Council supported Oaklanders in their right to feed themselves! Read more here. We brought in the fifth year with our supporters at Warehouse 416 while being graced by the sounds of DJ Leydis and Earth Amplified! Food First covered the event nicely here. We are looking forward to the coming year at OFPC. With many amazing members joining us, we expect a bountiful year.

Imagine A Food Secure Oakland

OFPC continues our work to access land for growing food by recommending Priority Conservation Areas that will provide climate protection and food space. We invite you to join an upcoming community gathering to share your ideas! Where can Oakland be more Green? Where should green infrastructure be planned for the health and sustainability of Oakland and our most vulnerable residents?

Place your Priority Conservation Areas on Oakland’s map. Help identify spaces that: help reduce greenhouse gases; encourage people to walk, ride, bike & skate; beautify and inspire; reduce urban heat island, flood risk, food insecurity, air pollution; provide recreation and open space, urban gardens & access to nature; protect areas of natural habitat/biodiversity … all while creating job opportunities for Oakland residents!

What: Community Mapping Session
When: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 6th Floor “Planning Café”

For more information, Please contact OFPC Member, David Ralston, at 510-388-3391 or Email ecomerritt@yahoo.com.

Love & The Hustle


Come celebrate how very far we’ve come in only five years, and how much further we will go together!

We want to mark it by honoring five years of hard work by organizers and the community to ensure an equitable and sustainable food system. Come celebrate the genius and self-motivation of our communities. Oakland is home to many small low capital food businesses that are inventive, inspirational and down right delicious. These businesses are examples of the creative power of utilizing resources immediately available to you.

OFPC has partnered with Kitchener Oakland to feature delectable food from local pop vendors!

What: Oakland Food Policy Council’s 5-Year Anniversary Bash!
When: Friday, November 14th from 7PM – 10PM
Where: Warehouse 416 @ 416 26th Street, Oakland
Live Music: Earth Amplified & DJ Leydis | Pop-up Food Vendors | Full Bar | Art

With special appearances by Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First and Navina Khanna, James Beard Food Awardee & OFPC Member

Free admission, delicious beverages & food available for purchase.