The California Food and Justice Coalition (CFJC) was formed in 2002 to bring together diverse interests to influence state policy issues related to food security. CFJC is a coalition of organizations and agencies working on public health, education, anti-hunger, sustainable agriculture, environmental, social justice and other issues related to food security. Throughout the last year, the Coalition was busy forming a steering committee, developing its mission statement and organizational pledge, and publishing a policy platform.
Before the CFJC was created, the Community Food Security Coalition held a series of listening sessions in California to solicit input about what was needed to advance the food security movement in the state. Following these sessions, 120 organizations and state agencies attended the 2002 California Community Food Security Summit in Oakland and decided that there was a need for a statewide coalition to work on these issues. Soon after, a steering committee was elected and the California Food and Justice Coalition was born.
Founding Members of the CFJC Steering Committee
In September, CFJC will host a series of three regional meetings with its members and allies to set the coalition’s policy priorities and to develop campaign strategies for the 2004 legislative year. These events constitute the first step in launching the Coalition’s 2004 Campaign for Food Security in California.
Sacramento - Tues., Sept. 16th
|Hosted by:||Health Education Council & Community Alliance with Family Farmers|
|Location:||South Natomas Community Center|
2901 Truxel Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Los Angeles - Tues., Sept. 23rd
|Hosted by:||Center for Food & Justice at Occidental College|
|Location:||Mercado La Paloma|
3655 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Fresno - Tues., Sept. 30th
|Hosted by:||Fresno Metro Ministries|
1345 Bulldog Lane, Suite 4
Fresno, CA 93726