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Our Community Food Projects is a social enterprise organization working with fiscal sponsors to solve community needs.  Our approach begins with the identification of a community issue, followed by forming collaboration with partners, and ends with a sustainable project or program addressing a community issue. We are solution focused, working together to increase access to fruits and vegetables for all, especially in communities that are considered ‘high risk’.  OCFP engages non profits, school districts, government agencies, and faith based organizations, utilizing their unique contributions and establishing with them goals that can be accomplished together.  As partners, we conduct grassroots organizing, asking community members to help us expand and take action to move towards local food systems that provide a variety of access points to healthy food options.  We design programs, form action committees, develop plans, facilitate meetings, and work within the community to build sustainable solutions.

Our Community Food Projects works with cities and neighborhoods seeking to strengthen their communities by implementing community gardens and/or economic development projects.  We bring together city leaders and community members for idea sharing, plan development and project implementation.  We facilitate program design, development of project plans, source materials, and provide on the ground development of sustainable community food systems and income to support part time jobs.

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson