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SBCFAN brings people together from across the food system to collaborate on projects that address one or more Food Action Plan goals. SBCFAN and its partners will address any barriers to individual or collective work identified by this work.

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SBCFAN supports working groups by:

  • Coordinating working groups around food system priorities to help drive the work of the Network.
  • Convening and facilitating working group meetings to ensure equitable elevation of voices and act as a consistent point of contact so that projects are not delayed or lost.
  • Providing accountability and guidance on identifying goals, objectives, and potential working group members.
  • Providing shared virtual workspace and Working Group Toolkit, including meeting agenda, work plan, and project budget templates.
  • Notifying working group members about relevant critical resources and opportunities such as funding and financing, employment, land, equipment, materials, and more.
  • Facilitating bi-annual member listening and learning sessions where working group members will have an opportunity to share and receive feedback on the working group’s progress, successes, failures, and challenges.
  • Advocating for policy barriers and change at the local, regional, state, and federal levels.
  • Mobilizing resources based on identified needs.
  • Helping to deepen connections within working groups to build trust and strengthen community, accelerate food systems change, broaden collective impact, and ultimately build resilience.

Let us know your interest in new or existing working groups:

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Active SBCFAN working groups

  • Central Coast Resilient Food Economy Community of Practice
  • Community Kitchens
  • Meat Processing

Non-active SBCFAN working groups

  • Farmers Markets

Working groups coordinated and convened by community partners

  • FRESA (CalFresh Access in North County)
  • Higher Education – Basic Needs
  • Higher Education – CalFresh Access
  • Cuyama Valley Food Action Network
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