We are working to build and maintain a network of committed stakeholders from across the local food system. We center equity, accessibility, economic vitality, and environmental sustainability.


We are building a more just and resilient food system together through:

Food Access
& Nutrition
Food Business
& Economy
Food, Climate, & Environment
Food Education & Workforce


Policy for the People!

Rhode Island’s laws affect us all. It’s important we understand how food system challenges are being addressed at the State House, so we can advocate for improvements.

Policy for the People is a detailed-but-approachable educational series for anyone who wants to better understand the state of local food policy, how it relates to what’s happening on a national and global scale, key issues that affect changes, and how you can get involved in building a more just and resilient food system for everyone in the Ocean State.

All events are virtual. No prior policy or advocacy experience is needed. We hope you’ll join us for the full series!

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land called Rhode Island today, the Narragansett, Niantic, Nipmuc, and Wampanoag nations.

We recognize the Indigenous continuance, contributions, and stewardship of this land since time immemorial. We recognize and honor the kinship relationships between tribal nations and their relationship with the land, waters, and all living things. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging.

A land acknowledgement cannot fulfill all needs or goals. However, it is important to start somewhere. We strive to include and empower Indigenous voices, nations, organizations, and people as well as Indigenous-led campaigns for environmental justice, land and water rights and ultimately land return to Indigenous nations.