2021 Impact Report


Senior Nutrition in a Pandemic: The California Great Plates Delivered Program

New Report
Marie Veranda and Jessie Huerta preparing food for Great Plates Program. Photo by Robert Eliason

UC Gill Tract Summer Short Courses

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Urban Agroecology Policy Brief

An Essential Resource
Bluma Flower Farms operates a rooftop garden in Berkeley. Photo by Alana Siegner.

Berkeley Student Farms Feature

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Cultivating Diversity, Justice, Resilience & Health

An Introductory Q&A with BFI’s New Ex Comm Chair David Ackerly

The Guardian: BFI mentioned in efforts to lift anti-foraging laws

Food Print: BFI Executive Director Nina F. Ichikawa quoted in Food Waste article

The Daily Californian: Environmental Design Professor & Faculty Director Charisma Acey, featured in new $5.3 million Environmental Design gift article

Congratulations Writing Contest Winners!

Hannah Frances Johansson: Eating our campus: Foraging in the face of the coronavirus
Casey Dai: Eating is Believing: Exploring the Boundaries and Duality of Cultural Assimilation with Li-Young Lee
Yvonne Liu: From Dumplings to Chicken Nuggets
Cameron Nielsen: Urban Farmers in Richmond
Benjamin Fields: Mon Nouritture, Soul Food
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Our Mission

The Berkeley Food Institute strives to transform food systems to expand access to healthy, affordable food and promote sustainable and equitable food production. We empower new leaders with the capacity to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems.