Working Groups and Committees

The OCFSN members have established five initial priority areas for collective action:

  • SNAP Match, an incentive program that allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to use their benefits to buy local food and receive a dollar for dollar match to buy local fruits and vegetables.
  • Veggie Rx, programming with healthcare providers to address food insecurity and improve health outcomes for patients with diet related disease.
  • Increasing and improving Access to Land for new and expanding small farmers.
  • Supporting Beginning Farmers & Ranchers by providing comprehensive services and outreach to this population.
  • Wholesale Market Development to increase the flow of local food to retail and institutional buyers.

In addition, two committees currently address Network structure and process:

  • The Policy Committee supports Network members and working groups to inform and learn from each other about our diverse public policy goals
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works towards creating a platform of leadership for underrepresented communities in our food system.