Who We Are
The Santa Clara County Food System Alliance (Alliance) is a collaborative of stakeholders concerned with issues of healthy food access, agricultural production and food distribution in Santa Clara County. The Alliance collaborates with stakeholders in our neighboring counties that share concerns about the same issues.
The Alliance is one of a growing network of county Alliances and Food Councils that allow for consensus actions and policy recommendations from food and agriculture stakeholders. The Alliance was formed in 2009 with the support of the Health Trust as part of its program to promote a healthier Santa Clara County. Ag Innovations Network later facilitated the Alliance’s growth between 2010 and 2014. The Alliance finalized their Charter in 2012 and amended it in 2013 and 2015.
The Alliance works to increase community understanding of the food supply chain that serves Santa Clara County. Together members are responding to concerns about the lack of access to healthy food, the loss of agricultural land in the southern part of the county, and to promote a sustainable food system in the South Bay.
Key Areas of Focus
Enhancing Community Engagement & Education: Increasing awareness of the importance of food choices, food access and the role of the community in creating a healthy food system
Improving Access to a Healthy, Affordable, Food Supply: Assuring all residents are food secure and have access to sufficient affordable, healthy, and whenever feasible, locally-grown food
Strengthening Agriculture & Food System Viability: Creating a resilient food system that ensures the long-term economic sustainability of agricultural and ranching operations in the County
Advancing Environmental Stewardship: Ensuring the protection and preservation of farm and ranch lands, and the conservation of natural resources in order to sustain the long-term viability of agriculture and the environment
Interested in participating?
To learn more about the SCCFSA, please read our Charter and contact the Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org