Foodwise Impact Report 2021-22: Resilience, Recovery, Renewal
The period that this report covers, April 2021 through March 2022, was a time of resilience, recovery, and renewal, in our world and here at Foodwise (formerly CUESA). In a time of uncertainty and financial hardship, we expanded our food access programs, so that families on a tight budget could increase their purchasing power at the farmers market. We provided direct marketing opportunities for next-generation, BIPOC, and women farmers and food makers, so their businesses could grow and thrive. We welcomed students back to the farmers market, delivering much-needed community connection and learning experiences for thousands of Bay Area kids.
We also changed our name from CUESA to Foodwise to reflect our deepened commitment to food access, equity, and education. If these times have taught us anything, it’s the collective wisdom of you, our community, in taking action to create the equitable and sustainable local food system our world needs. Let’s look back on what we accomplished together.