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Topic 1: Community Values and Overview of Food Systems | OFPC

TRAINING DAY 1             Community Values and Overview of Food Systems Purpose:        Create and share values that contribute to a healthy working atmosphere while learning basic concepts about food systems Objective:      Participants will: Build working agreements that create a safe environment for active participation. Define community and how those shared values …

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Strategies | OFPC

Strengthen Community-Government Links Build relationships between residents, community leaders, and key government representatives to facilitate resolution of food system issues. NEEDS & OPPORTUNITIES A wide range of organizations in Oakland are working to build a stable local/regional food system that … read more Scale Up Local Purchasing Scale up purchasing from local producers, and formalize …

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Topic 5: Food Labor | OFPC

TRAINING Day 5:             Food Labor Purpose:          Raise participants’ awareness and understanding about farm workers working conditions, wages, salaries, labor and isolate some of the reasons why farmworkers continue to be one of the most economically disadvantaged groups in the United States. Objectives:      Participants will be able to Identify the components of the …

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A Tour of Black- and Latino-Owned Wineries Offers an Antidote to #LaughingWhileBlack | OFPC

By Luka Tsai posted on East Bay Express Last month, news broke that employees of the Napa Valley Wine Train had kicked eleven members of a women’s book club called Sistahs on the Reading Edge — ten of whom were African-American — off a train for talking and laughing too loudly. Train officials marched the …

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Volunteer interns | OFPC

The Oakland Food Policy Council is seeking interns (apply here) to help with communications, evaluation, research, and advocacy. This is a great way to get involved in the OFPC’s work, and get hands-on experience in food policy and the food justice movement. Due to the autonomous nature of the OFPC internship, we desire interns who …

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Attend our meetings | OFPC

We want your input to develop bold and creative strategies to build a healthy local food system for all! Join us at our monthly meetings! OFPC Structure The OFPC is a 21-member volunteer council organized into Work Groups. Each workgroup reflects our priority initiatives: Economic Security & Development; Urban Agriculture; Food Access; & Local Food & …

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What is Healthy Food? | OFPC

OFPC’s work includes promoting health equity through support for business that offer healthy food. Toward this goal we developed our definition of Healthy Food that meets our criteria for a Good Food business. We have provided this definition both to the City of Oakland and Oakland Unified School District to support the creation of healthy …

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Economic Security & Development | OFPC

The Economic Security & Development workgroup promotes policies that generate an equitable and thriving Oakland food economy sustained by dignified and profitable livelihoods. For example, the group’s “Hustle Guide” helps individuals navigate how to start a small food business within the City of Oakland. CURRENT ACTION Developing a comprehensive set of Good Food Business Criteria …

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Become a council member | OFPC

OFPC Membership Requirements The Oakland Food Policy Council selects representatives of all sectors of the food system, to ensure that our 21 members represent the following “working communities:” Business Community Labor Representatives Community Organizations, Residents, and Youth Rural and Regional Organizations Health and Education Organizations Local Governance OFPC members participate in ten council meetings each year …

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