Giving Compass' Take:

• This report details local community partnerships making sustainable efforts in food justice and community health between UC Berkeley and the surrounding area. 

• How can donors help facilitate these partnerships? 

• Learn more about what food justice really means. 

This report is the culmination of more than three years of work in Richmond in partnership with local community leaders and organizations. It outlines strategies that can facilitate more engaged partnerships between UC Berkeley and surrounding Richmond community in order to realize transformational food system change.

With the announcements of the Berkeley Global Campus (BGC) in Richmond and Global Food Initiative (GFI) from the UC Office of the President, there is great promise to align those initiatives’ values of sustainability, equity, and global inclusion with the aspirations of local community in Richmond. The report, authored by Nadia Barhoum, provides a general overview of food systems and community health, followed by a description of the current landscape of existing food challenges and food equity efforts in Richmond and food-related work at UC Berkeley and within the Global Food Initiative.

Read the full report about food justice and community health by the Othering & Belonging Institute.