Giving Compass' Take:

• Food Tank’s San Francisco Food For Thought challenged the Bay Area to think more critically about the language and stories we choose to call for change in the food system. 

• How can other cities empower their citizens to take a charge towards a better food system? How can donors support programs that encourage innovative solutions for reducing food waste?

• Here are five ways you can reduce food waste. 


Food Tank and Mother Jones co-hosted a conversation about access, affordability, and equity in the food system, challenging San Francisco to think more critically about the language and stories advocates choose to represent change in the food system. Speakers Tanya Holland, Executive Chef and owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen; Leigh Gaymon-Jones, Operations Manager of the Castanea Fellowship; Paul Willis, founder and Farmer of Niman Ranch Pork Company; and Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse and founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project talk about the players in food justice that need representation in food justice conversations.

“Food justice, in its most generous spirit, is about making food that is nourishing and readily available to a lot of people. But what is justice? Justice for whom? In justice, there are players that are implied. Who are the players?” says Gaymon-Jones.

Read the full article on language and stories to transform food by Katherine Walla at Food Tank.