Welcome Wanda!


OFPC would like to extend a warm welcome to Wanda Stewart, the new Executive Director of People’s Grocery. We’ve had the great fortune of working closely with People’s Grocery since the inception of OFPC. We have grown and only become better through their amazing leaders. We encourage you to come out, celebrate and meet Wanda. They will be holding a People’s Party on Friday, February 27th at The California Hotel at 3501 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA. They will also have a Garden Event on February 28th, same location. So if you miss one, go to the other!

To learn a little about Wanda check out the video that Food First recently created:

Upcoming Bay Area Food Justice Events: February 2015

We are participating in several upcoming events to continue the dialogue about food justice and systemic transformation in the Bay Area. Join us!

Urban Food Systems Panel
Tuesday, February 17th
Merritt College
12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA
Room LH101

Oakland Food Policy Council will participate in a panel discussion focused on urban agriculture, resilient food systems, and ways you can get involved in the Bay Area.

Open to the public.
Bay Area Food Policy Councils Panel
Wednesday, February 18th
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Join us for our next Third Wednesday Event with a night focused on local food policy councils. The evening will feature representatives from the food policy councils of Berkeley, Richmond, Oakland, and the state of California. They will discuss the main 2014 achievements, ongoing activities, and upcoming 2015 goals of their respective organizations.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations welcome. Food and drink available for purchase.

Presented by Food First. More info available here.


5th Annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum: Food Justice
Saturday, February 21st
Registration/check-in at 8:30am
Holy Names University
Valley Center for the Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619

Oakland Food Policy Council will participate in a workshop titled “Structural Violence in the Food System” at 10-11:30 am.

Forum will also include presentations by: Youth Speaks, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, HOPE Collaborative, Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, Roots of Change, UC Berkeley, Alameda County Food Bank, Food First, Community Grows, and more. Keynote speaker is chef, author, educator, and activist Bryan Terry.
Open to the public. More info and registration here.

OFPC February 2015 Meeting

Come join us at our next monthly meeting being held on the third Thursday of February!

When: 2/19/2015,  5:00PM-7PM

Where: 1000 Broadway Blvd, 5th fl, Rm B.

All meetings are open to the public.