Food Warrior Challenge


In celebration of unique collaboration, personal friends and Organizational Partners, Kelly Carlisle of Acta Non Verba Urban Youth FarmEsperanza Pallana of Oakland Food Policy Council and Sabrina Wu of HOPE Collaborative make ‪#‎FoodJusticeMovement‬ are challenging the notion of competitive fundraising that is endemic to the nonprofit industrial complex by engaging in ridiculous feats of collaborative fundraising.
We have joined forces to bring you The Food Warrior Challenge!
The way it works: You have until December 10th 2015 to challenge one or all of the Directors (Esperanza Pallana, Kelly Carlisle, or Sabrina Wu) in a feat of physical strength, stamina, agility…or goofiness. You pledge for your challenge. That’s right. Go to the site, click the “donate” button and under “purpose”, write the feat you challenge one or all of us to and pledge an amount to see us accomplish it!
Directions: Go to the website and click on the “donate” button, state your challenge in the “purpose” box and pledge.
Examples of challenges have been: $15/mile for Esperanza to run a half marathon; $25 for Sabrina to video herself whaling in HOPE’s Healthy Corner Stores; and $25 for Kelly to write to First Lady Michelle Obama and invite her to Acta Non Verba.
We are ready. Let the games begin!
You can also follow our activity on Facebook, instagram (@foodwarriorsoakland) and Twitter (use #foodwarriorchallenge)!
We will hold a finale gathering on December 12th 2015. Details to follow.

Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference 2015


The Black Urban Growers (BUGS) Conference will take place this weekend, from Thursday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 18, at Laney College. The price of the conference ranges from $15 to attend the Saturday Mixer to $200, which includes all workshops, the Black and Brown Convening, urban and rural farm tours, the Saturday Mixer and more. Register now!

You will find OFPC presenting at the Friday, October 16th 2015, 1:00PM-2:30PM, Food Policy Panel.

Laney College, 900 Fallon St, Room A-140, Oakland

You will also find us on Saturday, October 17th 2:00PM-3:30PM, Food Justice Challenging Systems and Policies:

Panelists: Kad Smith, Laneisha Whitfield, Esperanza Pallana, and Andrew Baskin

Location: Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Room: B253, Oakland

Decolonize Your Diet: Political Action You Can Savor


A book, a political act, a celebration!

Tickets Here!

OFPC is excited to support changing the narrative of healthy food choice and discuss food as a political and economic choice for our communities.

Featuring authors Luz Calvo and Catriona Esquibel, political satirist and food writer Gustavo Arellano and our local celebrity chef and activist Bryant Terry. Decolonize Your Diet is a tribute to Mexican history, ancestry and rich culinary traditions. The event will take place on the Mexican holiday, Dia de Los Muertos and will be a celebration of the local culinary traditions.Taking place on the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, the event also remembers and celebrates the food knowledge we each hold in our cultures. 

What: Decolonize Your Diet: Political Action You Can Savor

When: November 1st, 2015, 4PM-7PM

Where: Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Cost: $10-$50, Sliding Scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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