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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 throughout ‪#‎Oakland‬ through the proposed Mobile Food Vending Ordinance.

Participate in the conversation! *Spanish Language Translation will be provided.*

Oakland Food Policy Council wants the Commission to:

Incentivize healthy food vending

Allow mobile farmers’ markets to vend wherever ice cream trucks are allowed!

Use a culturally appropriate definition of “healthy foods”

Support under-resourced entrepreneurs

Provide one-stop-shop for permits and licenses

Reduce permit fees (other cities have done it!)

Find more info about the proposed Mobile Food Vending Ordinance here: Also, the proposed ordinance has been translated into Spanish and can be viewed here:

Come out to the city council meeting and voice your support!! OFPC is among the many endorsers.

Oakland Sugar Sweetened Beverage Distributor Tax to be voted on at May 3 City Council Meeting, 6:30pm 

On May 3rd, the Oakland City Council will vote to place a sugar sweetened beverages distributor tax on the November ballot, to discourage the consumption of sugary drinks, and to raise funds for programs that counteract the poor health impacts caused by overconsumption of sugar.  While there is strong City Council support for this measure, we anticipate industry opposition, and the council needs to hear from the Oakland Community. 

Tell the Council to let the people decide and to place this important tax measure on the ballot.  Let’s put children’s health in front of corporate profits. 

What: Oakland City Council Vote on Oakland Sugar Sweetened Beverage Distributor Tax, meeting details, Agenda item #12

When: May 3rd, 2016, 6:30PM

Where: Oakland City Hall, Frank Ogawa Plaza, City Council Chamber, 3rd Floor

Over half of all Alameda County residents are now pre-diabetic, or diabetic, according to a new University of California Los Angeles study. And one in two Latino and Black children born since 2000 are projected to develop diabetes.  We can’t let that happen!  Soda and other sugary drinks are the number one source of added sugar in the American diet and are linked to the risk of diabetes and other diseases like heart and liver disease, obesity and tooth decay. 

OFPC encourages you to join the Coalition for Healthy Oakland Children – a broad group of public health professionals, elected officials, parents, faith and community leaders and residents coming together to pass a once cent per ounce excise tax on the distributors of sugar sweetened beverages.  We need your voice!! 

For more information visit:

In celebration of unique collaboration, personal friends and Organizational Partners, Kelly Carlisle of Acta Non Verba Urban Youth Farm, Esperanza 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.