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Chef Claud Mann teachers McKinley Elementary School students how to make delicious veggie wraps with produce from their own school garden.

Not All Change is Progress: Bring Back Home Economics

By Claud Mann In 2013 the Orfalea Foundation hosted its first Food Sovereignty Week, a series of free and low cost public events focused on our current food system, its impact on the health of Read more


Video: Unleashing the Educational and Social Power of School Food

In this two and a half minute video, author Jan Poppendieck makes the case for eliminating school lunch payment tiers and viewing the cafeteria as a classroom that teaches children about healthy food and encourages Read more

Pop quiz, hotshot. If you were on The Price is Right, could you guess the cost of this scratch-cooked school lunch?

Video: Today’s Food Aid is Based on Ozzie-and-Harriet Era Assumptions

  In today’s three-minute video, Free For All author Jan Poppendieck explains why SNAP benefits, aka “food stamps,” do not last through the month.


Video: Private Charity Provides Only 4% of Food Aid In America

There are over 61,000 private charitable food banks, pantries, and other food aid distributors in the USA, but all together they provide only 4% of America’s food aid, according to author Jan Poppendieck. With one-in-four Read more

SBUSD Food Services Director Nancy Weiss with one of her department's mobile cafes.

School Food Has Gotten Its Act Together and Taken It On The Road

Attendees at the September 12 Orfalea Foundation program, The Future of Hunger: An Evening with Jan Poppendieck, will have a special opportunity to experience the new face – and taste – of school food in Read more

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Free for All Author Janet Poppendieck to Speak in Santa Barbara on September 12

The Orfalea Foundation is very excited to bring Hunter College sociologist, noted author, and food systems expert Janet Poppendieck to Santa Barbara’s Marjorie Luke Theater on Thursday, September 12, at 7:00 PM. Poppendieck will be Read more

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Food Sovereignty Week Flyer Now Available for Download

We hope to see you at these fantastic events, and we hope you’ll download the attached flyer and share it with your friends. Thanks from all of us at the Orfalea Foundation! September 10: Free Read more

For Your Health

Coming in September: Food Sovereignty Week

The notion of Food Sovereignty arose as people around the world sought ways to rectify the dysfunction in the way food is grown, distributed, and consumed; a dysfunction that results in a seriously confusing outcome: Read more