Black Food Sovereignty Council

The Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) serves as a collaboration hub for Black and Brown communities to confront the systemic barriers that make food, place and economic opportunities inaccessible to us. BFSC is focused on meeting these barriers with creative, innovative, and sustainable solutions.

Built on a decade of work of founding members of the Black Food Sovereignty Council and other Black-identified leaders and stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest, the BFSC mission is to ignite Black and brown communities to participate as owners and movement leaders within food systems, placemaking, and economic development.

Our Goals:

  • To help Black and African-identified people learn, practice and reconnect with cultural and bioregional methods of preparing and regenerating soils, creating compost,
  • To assist in the increasing interest by these community members to sustainably and organically grow, harvest, and share fresh herbs, flowers, berries, and produce.
  • To teach, education, and orientate Black and African-identified youth, adults, and elders (multigenerational) to the responsibility, cooperation and ecological awareness necessary to manage land sustainably and build a generational food economy.
  • To be an active resource for sustainable organic gardening and small farming, and build a more equitable community food system.