Farm to Table Food Services
Farm to Table Food Services connects people to the farms and farmers that grow our food. By developing meal programs and services that use local and sustainable food products, Farm to Table Food Services increases access to healthy foods, supports local agriculture, and strengthens local economies and communities.
Farm to Table Food Services works with municipalities, governmental entities, and nonprofit and social enterprises to plan a wide range of programs and services including healthy meal programs, community events, workshops and cooking demonstrations.
CFJC’s partnership with Farm to Table Services strengthens our capacity for community engagement at the grassroots level for food justice. Recent events CFJC has partnered with Farm to Table Food Services include Food Day at Tassafaronga Park, a Survival Pending Transformation of Society event in Vallejo, and City Slicker Farm Stand’s Speak Out event, among others. Additionally, Farm to Table Services’ Founder Jenny Houston has published a cookbook designed to facilitate CFJC Kitchen Table Talk dinners and discussions. The digital cookbook provides recipes for low cost, nutritious, and easy-to-make meals. You can read though the cookbook here.
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project at Tassafaronga
Acta Non Verba (ANV) encourages the community to engage in workshops and programs to deepen their understanding of nutrition, increase access to healthy foods, and build self-reliance and job skills though urban agriculture. ANV provides a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth and local community members.
CJFC supports the work ANV does for community level food justice, encouraging and developing leaders in the East Oakland community.
Through workshops that integrate and engage the local community, ANV advocates the benefits of home grown produce and gardening as both an affordable food source as well as a tool to educate about nutrition and the food system.
CFJC and ANV have collaborated in community engagement events including 1000 Durbans Day of Action, Occupy our Food Supply, “Stop the Round-up!” Day of Action, and Oakland’s Parks and Recreation Department’s Play Day in the Plaza.
Intercommunal Institute for Research and Social Change
The Intercommuncal Institute for Research and Social Change (IIRSC) is a project of the Huey P. Newton Foundation. David Hilliard, former Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party, began both the Foundation (in 1993) and the IIRSC (2012) in honor of his childhood friend and Black Panther Party colleague, Huey P. Newton.
The institute will include:
- Digital and interactive meseam/exhibit hall
- Lecture/Conference room
- Classroom student research faility
- Administrative offices
- Community employment, training, and revenue building
- Bookstore for students
The following is an overview of the operations of the Institute:
- House Black Panther Party archival materials for research and study
- Maintain museum exhibits of Black Panther Party artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, newspapers, video, and audio recordings
- Provide classes for college coursework, and for community, high school, and online students
- Establish service-learning projects based on the Party’s Survival Programs, including creation of a model community; establishment of organic community gardens and a free community health clinic; and development of cooperative youth enterprises
- Sponsor academic and public conferences
- Publish books and other materials and produce film projects
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Huey P. Newton Foundation
The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation is a community-based, non-profit research, education and advocacy center dedicated to fostering progressive social change. By preserving the history of multicultural activism and community self-determination, by educating the public about this history’s continued relevance and by creating a crucible for practicing on-going progressive changes guided by the writings and teachings of Huey P. Newton, the Foundation seeks to empower all people, but especially urban youth, to be builders of a true global community. It operates to promote the community-service values of the Black Panther Party, which had projects like the Free Breakfast Program where Panthers would cook and serve free food to poor inner city youth each morning before school.
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