Executive Director and Co-Founder Retires from BFN

Sara Webber founded Berkeley Food Network seven years ago to reimagine food assistance in Northern Alameda County.

Dear Community,

We would like to announce that our founding executive director, Sara Webber, has made the decision to retire from her role at the Berkeley Food Network (BFN). Sara’s leadership and dedication have been instrumental in establishing and guiding BFN’s growth and impact in the community. Throughout her tenure, she successfully navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring exceptional impact and continued service delivery. Sara has chosen to retire to devote more time to her family and other interests. With pride in her accomplishments, Sara believes BFN is well-positioned to expand upon its founding principles and vision with new leadership.

We remain committed to our goal of ensuring access to nutritious food for everyone in our community. BFN is in a strong position to continue its mission of reducing food insecurity thanks to Sara’s efforts in building an experienced and capable staff, creating strong community partnerships, and keeping the community’s welfare and our vision at the forefront.

We express deep gratitude to Sara for her remarkable contributions to BFN and the community we serve. Her dedication has left an indelible mark, inspiring us as we enter the next chapter of growth and impact at the Berkeley Food Network.

The Board of Directors supports Sara’s retirement and recognizes the importance of a smooth leadership transition. We are dedicated to ensuring the continuity of our mission and programs during this period and will navigate the transition thoughtfully.

We will soon commence an Executive Director search to ensure the continued success of the BFN. As we express our heartfelt gratitude to Sara for her outstanding contributions, we invite you to join us in honoring her legacy through a donation. Your support will not only celebrate Sara’s accomplishments but also help sustain and advance BFN’s mission to reduce food insecurity in our community. Stay tuned for updates on the Executive Director search and please consider making a donation in Sara’s honor.


Deborah Lewis
Board Chair
Berkeley Food Network