Food Access

The Food Access workgroup aims to increase healthy food access in Oakland.


a) Developing recommendations for how Oakland can increase eligible residents’ access to nutrition safety-net programs
b) Identifying ways the city can better promote the use of SNAP benefits for healthy food purchases; (i.e. SNAP at Farmer’s Markets).
c) Carrying out research to evaluate the effectiveness of current and alternative food access models such as healthy corner store conversions, pop-up market strategies, produce retrofits in liquor stores and produce prescriptions.
d) Tracking and advocating for state and national legislation that will better serve the food security needs of Oakland residents.