Who We Are
The EFOD Collaborative is a multiracial coalition of community-anchored food systems practitioners and leaders driving food-oriented development as vehicles for shared power, cultural expression, and community asset-building.
We come together as a Collaborative to resource, support, and connect EFOD work across the U.S.
MEET OUR MEMBERS
Steering Committee Members
– Haleh Zandi, Planting Justice (Oakland, CA)
Allied Steering Committee Members
Olivia Rebanal, Chief Impact Officer; EcoTrust
Veronica Saldaña, Senior Business Development Officer; Self-Help Credit Union
Anthony Chang, Director; Kitchen Table Advisors
Susan Schempf, Co-Director; The Wallace Center at Winrock International
Dyane Pascall, Conscious Capital Investments
PARTNERS WE SUPPORT
EFOD Fund Partner Organizations
Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (Portland, Oregon)
Boston Farms Community Land Trust (Boston, Massachusetts)
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (Detroit, Michigan)
Dreaming Out Loud (Washington, D.C.)
El Departamento de la Comida (Caguas, Puerto Rico)
Fresh Future Farms (North Charleston, South Carolina)
Oakland Bloom (Oakland, California)
Project New Village (San Diego, California)
Rid-All Green Partnership (Cleveland, OH)
Paradise Natural Foods (Detroit, MI)
Residents Association of Greater Englewood (Chicago, IL)
Loiter (East Cleveland, OH)
Southeast MI Producers Association (Detroit, MI)
Hmong American Farmers Association (West Saint Paul, MN)
NATIFS (Minneapolis, MN)
Kheprw Institute (Indianapolis, IN)
Urban Growers Collective (Chicago, IL)
Black Oaks Center (Peri-urban Chicago area, IL)
The EFOD Collaborative is coordinated by DAISA Enterprises.
DAISA is working alongside EFOD organizations to build awareness of EFOD by building connections between on-the-ground practitioners, conducting field research, publishing research findings, and developing strategic guidance for food system funders and investors.
For general inquiries, or for quarterly updates, please contact us using the following form.
We’ll share EFOD work across the country, updates on moving resources through the EFOD Fund, and other updates.