Discover our resources and deepen your knowledge and practice of EFOD work.
EFOD: The Origin Story
EFOD was born out of a desire and need by community-based organizations and leaders around the country to have a stronger movement for justice-based food systems work. But it also came from our collective work navigating systemic barriers to accessing capital and seeking to increase the flow of capital to EFOD projects, and ultimately, to our people in low-income communities of color. This report, created in partnership with Equal Measure, details the steps EFOD leaders took towards creating the Collaborative, and why we’ve come together to build the field.
BUILDING COMMUNITY POWER
EFOD Brown Paper
Food is central to the health, well-being, economic resilience, cultural heritage, and self-preservation of communities – and EFOD organizations are using the food system to build power and wealth in our communities. Learn more about our vision of healthier and more just community development in this original field scan research.
EFOD IN PRACTICE
EFOD organizations are doing amazing work around the country, but often struggle to obtain necessary financing. Here are some practical examples of how these organizations must innovate to build equitable community food systems.
CDFI Case Studies: How Innovative CDFIs Fund Equitable Food Oriented Development
This report, prepared by the Duke World Food Policy Center, explores how three Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) drive economic growth in low-income and historically marginalized communities through Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD), a community development model that supports locally owned food-based economies (EFOD Collaborative, 2019). This research seeks to understand the practices of CDFIs that are effective funders of EFOD in their communities.
Wallace Center Webinar
View the EFOD webinar hosted by The Wallace Center in October 2019.