You’re invited to experience BFN behind the scenes at our monthly Warehouse Open Houses. Every fourth Friday April-October, from 5 PM-7 PM, we will open our doors to the community. Hear from guest speakers and thought leaders, tour the warehouse, enjoy local bites and refreshments, and learn about BFN’s innovative and community-centered approaches to ending hunger in Berkeley and Albany.
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2023 Open House Speakers:
April 28th, 2023: Eduardo Pineda, local muralist, on his new mural ‘Food for Thought’ commissioned by the City of Berkeley for the BFN Warehouse.
June 23rd, 2023: Cat Calloway, Horticulturist at UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, on food plant origins and germplasm.
July 28th, 2023: Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn, Certified Zero Waste Specialist, on food waste and the City of Berkeley’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan.
August 25th, 2023: Sakeenah Shabazz, Policy Director at Berkeley Food Institute, on The Farm Bill Reauthorization Process and BFI’s anti-hunger advocacy work.
September 22nd, 2023: Erin Rhoades, Executive Director of Berkeley Public Schools Fund, speaks about student food security at BUSD and her organization’s partnership with Berkeley Food Network to address it. Jessica Bartholow, Chief of Staff for the Office of Senator Nancy Skinner, District 9, dives deep into groundbreaking anti-poverty and anti-hunger policy that has emerged from the Bay Area and new legislation in the pipeline.