2022 Community Food Systems Fellows

Community Food Systems Fellowship Roadmap

How can we build a community-powered food system that centers healing, resiliency, and parent and caregiver leadership? Throughout the year, 2022 community food systems fellows explored this question and engaged in a co-design process to develop a roadmap for the path forward. Drawing upon participatory research strategies as well as equity-centered, human-centered design frameworks, 2022 fellows participated in a three-part design lab to co-design a roadmap seeking to answer this key question.

This new resource, Centering Community Leadership and Power for an Equitable, Sustainable, & Just Food System, which offers strategies for recognizing and addressing systemic and structural barriers to equitable food systems, as well as ways to uplift and scale already-existing community wisdom, traditions, and innovations as solutions that can further advance resilient, just, community-powered food systems. Read and download the resource below to view the full list of collective recommendations and guiding principles:

Download the Roadmap



2022 Community Food Systems Fellows 


2022 Community Food Systems Fellowship

Congratulations to our 2022 fellows for completing an incredible year of learning and growth! Learn more about their work through these featured spotlights on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State of Childhood Obesity website here

Yasmine Anderson
Black Women in Charge, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Mary Ann Buggs
Faith Food Fridays
Vallejo, CA

Tailor Coble
Washington, DC

Pampi D
Neighborhood Grow Plan
Holyoke/Boston, MA

Pantaleon Florez III
Maseualkualli Farms
Lawrence, KS

Julie Garreau / Wičhaȟpi Epatȟaŋ Wiŋ
Cheyenne River Youth Project
Eagle Butte, SD

Tevin Gray
Keepers Of The Garden CCTX
Corpus Christi, TX

Erica Hall
Florida Food Policy Council/Suncoast Sierra Club
St. Petersburg, FL

Jackie Leung
Micronesian Islander Community
Salem, OR

Steph Niaupari
Plantita Power,
Washington, DC

Ashley Rouse
Captain Planet Foundation
Atlanta, GA

Nakia Sims
Taylor Street Farm
Houston, TX

Kaitlyn Walsh
Land Access Alliance
Cloquet, MN

Michelle Week
Gx̌ast sq̓it (Good Rain) Farm
Portland, OR

For questions, please contact Jei.Laura@bmc.org. This program is supported by a grant through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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