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Every Oakland resident is within walking distance to healthy, affordable food. Oakland residents from all communities are conscious of the impact of their food choices on their bodies, their families, their communities and the environment. Oakland residents are active in food policy development and outcomes. The Oakland food system is an engine for local economic …

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Who We Are

Haven Bourque founded Oakland-based HavenBMedia to bring communications expertise to food system transformation. Her media advocacy group develops communications strategies and programs, trains pokespersons, and teaches social media engagement for diverse organizations ranging from prestigious non-profits to small businesses, national corporations and community activists working to reform food systems around health and wellness, social justice …

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OFPC In The News | OFPC

February 2016 NOSH Oakland Food Policy Council Wins Taste Award December 2015 Earth Island Journal Wine Soul Train: Rumbling Past Food System Biases November 2015 Edible East Bay The Wine Soul Train East Bay Express Bay Area Professors Write ‘Decolonial’ Mexican Cookbook to Reclaim the Traditional Foods of Their Ancestors The Pioneer East Bay professor …

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Accomplishments | OFPC

2015 Local and National Leadership in Food Policy   We are serving as Good Food Advocates with the Union for Concerned Scientists to develop a national platform on food policy platform. We had the honor of participating in a meeting at the White House with Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let’s Move and Katharine Ferguson, …

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Join OFPC Today! | OFPC

OFPC is accepting applications for new members to join our 21-seat volunteer council. Current members include representatives from community and neighborhood organizations, business community, labor organizations, health and education, local government, rural and regional organizations, and youth. Oakland based individuals with a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OFPC works to establish an equitable …

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Staff | OFPC

COUNCIL DIRECTOR Shaniece Alexander Originally from Detroit Michigan, Shaniece relocated to the Bay Area after residing in Chicago, Illinois where she obtained her Master’s of Social Work degree with an emphasis in Community Health and Urban Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While in Chicago, she worked for four years, most recently as …

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Our funders | OFPC

About Our Funders OFPC is predominantly grant-funded. Support from our funders helps us achieve our key goals: Ignite equitable community economic development Protect our natural resources; and Benefit and respect those that grow, produce, make, and consume food. Although some of our funding comes from individuals, the vast majority of our funding is generously provided …

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Council structure | OFPC

OFPC Work Groups The OFPC has four content-focused, or “primary”, work groups and three operational, or “supporting” work groups. Mouse over and/or click on workgroups below for more information.       

Plan for action | OFPC

This is an exciting time to be doing food work in Oakland. We have a vibrant community of small organizations, collaboratives, and individuals working for food justice. New restaurants and food businesses are springing up in many parts of the city. We have studied our food system carefully, and can refer to many excellent reports …

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Events | OFPC

OFPC supports ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & FOOD ACCESS: When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 3:30p to 5:30pm Where: Cesar Chavez branch library at the Fruitvale Transit Village (3301 East 12th Street, Suite 271) The City of Oakland‘s Planning Department will be holding a public meeting on their plans to expand economic development and food access opportunities …

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