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Most of my work on food justice has been focused on my local area, so many of the groups highlighted here are based in South Seattle and Washington State. If you have suggestions for others to add, please email me and I’ll consider including them in this list. 

The following organizations are doing important work addressing the root causes of inequality – check out their websites, and consider donating and/or volunteering to help further the mission of building a more just and equitable food system.

Justice Action Toolkit

This toolkit provides how-to materials for taking action to address systemic racism and gender equity. 

Uprooted & Rising

Uprooted & Rising (UNR) is a network of campus-based groups (pods) and community-based networks (branches) organizing local and national campaigns for food sovereignty. UNR is a supermajority Black, Indigenous, and People of Color movement led by people who have been historically marginalized in the food system. 

Soul Fire Farm

Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system. Check out their Reparations Map!

National Black Food & Justice Alliance

NBFJA is a coalition of Black-led organizations developing Black leadership, supporting Black communities, organizing Black self-determination, and building institutions for Black food sovereignty & liberation.

Community to Community

C2C strives to develop projects that come from and are led by the folks from communities that need to affect change for improving the lives of their families and future generations. 

Dolores Huerta Foundation for Community Organizing

DHF is a community benefit organization which recruits, trains, organizes, and empowers grassroots leaders in low-income communities to attain social justice through systemic and structural transformation. 

Food First

The Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First, works to end the injustices that cause hunger through research, education and action.

Food Chain Workers Alliance

A coalition of those who plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve & sell food, organizing collectively for the rights of all workers along the food chain.

United Farm Workers

Begun in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla and other early organizers, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation’s first enduring and largest farm workers union. 

La Via Campesina

La Via Campesina is an international movement bringing together millions of peasants, small and medium size farmers, landless people, rural women and youth, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. 

Got Green

Got Green organizes for environmental, racial, and economic justice as a South Seattle-based grassroots organization led by people of color and low income people. 

Clean Greens

Clean Greens is a small nonprofit organization, owned and operated by residents of Seattle’s Central District, that is committed to growing and delivering clean and healthy produce for everyone at reasonable prices.

Community Alliance for Global Justice

CAGJ seeks to transform unjust trade and agricultural policies and practices imposed by corporations, governments and other institutions while creating and supporting alternatives that embody social justice, sustainability, diversity and grassroots democracy.

Beacon Food Forest

BFF cultivates a community dedicated to building equitable food systems for all people, and stewards our environment for the benefit of all species.

Rainier Valley Food Bank

RVFB’s mission is to nourish with good food, empower with knowledge, and serve with compassion.

Real Change

Real Change exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social and racial justice.