Foodwise Impact Report 2022-23: Deepening Equity, Access, and Education
August 10, 2023
The period that this report covers, April 2022 through March 2023, was a time of transformation and doubling down on commitments to our community. As San Francisco continues to recover from the aftermath of the pandemic, Foodwise farmers markets have remained a vibrant and vital force, providing critical income for small climate-wise farms and food makers, healthy food access for thousands of families, and education and empowerment for Bay Area youth.
We deepened our commitment to racial equity through our Building Equity program, providing market opportunities for BIPOC food entrepreneurs. As food insecurity has continued to rise, we’ve helped make fresh produce affordable for thousands of families at Foodwise farmers markets. We also expanded our education offerings at schools and reintroduced our free market programs for our community to connect and share food knowledge.
After 29 years as “CUESA,” we officially changed our name to Foodwise to reflect our deepened commitment to racial equity, food access, and education. The name is a testament to the collective wisdom of you, our community, in taking action to create the equitable and sustainable local food system our world needs. We can’t do this important work without you! Let’s look back on what we accomplished together.