Sonoma County Food System Alliance
We invite stakeholders of all backgrounds to complete the Declaration of Support and join with others playing an active role in improving our food system. As a guiding “north star,” the Food Action Plan (FAP) serves as a framework to guide collaborative efforts of diverse stakeholders, catalyze policy change, encourage community support and engagement, and to respect the voices of all industries across the food system spectrum.
Building upon existing work, the FAP provides a road map with a shared community vision and goals for the local food system. Goals and strategies of the Plan incorporate the findings from the Sonoma County Community Food Assessment and Food Forum Report to the Community. The Action Plan invites local governments, businesses, community organizations and individuals to commit to action and play an active role in improving our food system. As a road map, the Plan serves as a framework to guide collaboration and integrate the efforts of diverse food system stakeholders. As a guide, it serves to catalyze policy change, encourage investment, and raise awareness and support from our community and policymakers. While the FAP intends to be a comprehensive guide, it also serves as a living document – a guiding north star – and aims to respect the voices of all industries across the spectrum of the food system.
Working to build a healthy food system requires considering all the components of the system and building solid relationships between stakeholders.
The Sonoma County Food System Alliance (SCFSA) is a county-based coalition of diverse stakeholders working to address food system needs through collective action. Convened in partnership by Ag Innovations Network and the County of Sonoma in 2009, the SCFSA is a powerful tool working to bring our community together to deal with countywide issues and create quality ideas that lead to effective action. Over 30 members from organizations as diverse as the Ceres Project, which focuses on providing healthy food to individuals and families facing life-threatening illnesses, to Sonoma County Cooperative Extension, which supports farmers and ranchers throughout the County, are part of the Alliance. The SCFSA is committed to the long-term process necessary to achieve system-wide change and will continue to leverage partnerships and strategic opportunities to reach the goals outlined in the Food Action Plan. The Alliance is currently working with local governments, business, community organizations and individuals to advance the Plan and reach our vision.
The project receives funding support from the Sonoma County Department of Health Service’s Health Action Initiative, and Ag Innovations Network.
Food Action Plan Forum Series Launched!
Sept. 2013 As part of the Food Action Plan (FAP) implementation phase, the Food System Alliance is hosting four community forums focused on each of the four action areas of the FAP.Read More »
Endorse the Food Action Plan!
To learn more about how you can endorse the Sonoma County Healthy and Sustainable Food Action Plan, follow the link to view and download the Declaration of Support.Read More »
Sonoma County Healthy and Sustainable Food Action Plan
The Sonoma County Healthy and Sustainable Food Action Plan provides a road map with a shared community vision and goals for our local food system.Read More »