OUR WORK, TOGETHER. We share this Call to Action as a pressing need that none of us can achieve alone. It’s going to take all of us, and we must make an uncompromising commitment to stand against racism as individuals, communities, and organizations.
If we are going to dismantle systemic racism in our food system, we must work together and work strategically. We’re setting the year 2025 as a target for our movement to make this work happen.
We know that this work starts with ourselves. It is essential that the National Farm to School Network seeks to promote racial justice both internally within our organization, and externally with you, our partners and members.
WE NEED COMMUNITY-BASED FOOD SYSTEMS – centered in racial equity and relationships – that redistribute the way power is currently held, in order to achieve food justice.
There are many overlapping and intersecting movements, sectors, and systems that need to activate in order to move towards this Call to Action. For us at National Farm to School Network, this means focusing on how farm to school must shift and adapt to support communities in holding power in a racially just food system.
WE BELIEVE IN GROWING STRONG TOGETHER, and that many small steps can add up to monumental change. Whether you work to tackle health, education, economic, environment, or other injustices stemming from our current food system, all of these require addressing racial injustices. We ask you to join us.
To learn more, visit www.farmtoschool.org/calltoaction