One of the big areas where our work has been expanding is with Market Match, a program that allows people who receive food assistance to have their benefits doubled when they shop at Farmers’ Markets. This makes it easier for families to make healthy food choices, and it benefits the local farmers, who take home… Read more »
The Ecology Center is seeking a highly committed youth development professional to lead and expand our efforts to empower the next generation of environmental leaders. Our youth come from communities most impacted by poverty as well as environmental and heath disparities. The Program Manager will build on over ten years of vibrant youth food justice… Read more »
The Healthy Child Initiative is a campaign to put a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on the November 2014 ballot. At a packed meeting on Tuesday, City Council unanimously approved taking the first step for it to be included on the ballot, by including it in a community poll of potential ballot measures. If passed, Berkeley would… Read more »
As the country waits for the Farm Bill to pass, and funding for food stamps remains in limbo, the Ecology Center is launching a tool that allows Californians on food assistance to easily find the healthiest, affordable food from a farmers’ market near them. The Farmers’ Market Finder displays all farmers’ markets that accept CalFresh… Read more »
Thank you so much for all the beautiful, warm coats!
Through the generosity and thoughtfulness of the Ecology Center’s members and friends, we have collected approximately 200 coats, jackets, sweaters and other warm garments. Our partner Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), these items are all being distributed locally to homeless adults and children in our… Read more »