The Brooklyn Food Coalition is a grassroots organization dedicated to the vision of a just and sustainable food system in Brooklyn. The Coalition is fundamentally committed to building an inclusive, multi-racial, multi-cultural alliance of residents and community-based groups from all parts of Brooklyn, reflecting the borough’s rich diversity.
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The BFC is composed of neighborhood-based groupsworking committees, and affiliate groups all working together in Brooklyn on projects that promote food justice and sustainable food. BFC staff provide coordination between groups.
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We work mainly in the areas of:

Community Organizing
  • Work together with neighbors on shared projects that can bring change to the food system on the local level
  • Work together to build resources all organizers can share
  • Coordinate volunteers for food-related community projects, e.g., urban farms and
  • community gardens, food pantries, farmers markets, special events.
  • Build grassroots participation in the food movement

Examples: Brooklyn School Food Network, BFC-wide networking events, cultivating leadership among neighborhood groups, anti-racism initiatives

Public Awareness and Education
  • Increase public awareness, dialogue, and understanding of food justice and food system issues relevant to Brooklynites
  • Produce skillsharing events and materials
  • Connect people with sources of affordable fresh food in their communities and with
  • Brooklyn food businesses that share our values

Examples: Bi-annual Brooklyn Food Conference, Food & Farm Bill and other public policy outreach materials in production, printed and online information about food resources

Research and Advocacy
  • Work with partner organizations to aggregate information about larger issues and trends for food and to advocate for food policies and systems that benefit all Brooklynites
  • Map community gardens and food sources throughout Brooklyn

Examples: Parent school food advocacy training, food mapping via foodcensus.org

To find out more or learn how you can become a member and start volunteering with the BFC visit our website at www.brooklynfoodcoalition.org