“Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) is a member-based organization working in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and POC (BIPOC) growers, policy makers, advocates, and educators to stabilize food systems infrastructure for marginalized communities in the Pacific Northwest. BFSC evolved from the foundational work of Mudbone Grown, Beyond Black CDC, POIC, We Grow, the Coalition for Prosperity of the People, and other culturally-grounded grassroots initiatives and organizations focused on food justice. Founded in 2018, BFSC serves as a collaboration hub, working alongside established justice driven efforts to support existing community initiatives, strengthen community food systems, transform cultural spaces, and conserve resources.
BFSC is a Pacific Northwest wide coalition based in Portland, Oregon. Most of our programmatic work takes place in the Upper Willamette Valley, primarily in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. In addition, we serve on the Leadership Team of the Oregon Community Food Systems Network and work collaboratively to advance equitable statewide policy/systems change efforts.”