Food First

Organization Info

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NEC Member
Contact
398 60th Street
Oakland, CA 94618
United States

The mission of the Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First, is to end the injustices that cause hunger.Founded in 1975 by Joseph Collins and Frances Moore Lappé—author of the revolutionary bestseller Diet for a Small Planet—Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced and culturally appropriate food. After nearly 40 years of analysis of the global food system, we know that making this vision a reality involves more than technical solutions—it requires political transformation. That’s why Food First supports activists, social movements, alliances and coalitions working for systemic change. The Food First team consists of a large network of committed activists and scholars who produce cutting-edge analysis and educational resources, and who work closely with grassroots social movements. Our work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global movement for food sovereignty.