our mission

The mission of the San Diego Food System Alliance is to cultivate a healthy, sustainable, and just food system in San Diego County.

We are a diverse and inclusive network of over 150 groups, working across sectors to promote collaboration, influence policy, and catalyze transformation in the food system. Our work is grounded in a shared vision for change, and is informed by the experience and expertise of our network and the broader community.

Together, we are working to create a food system that elevates social, environmental, and economic equity for all.



We envision vibrant community food systems rooted in justice and sustainability, where everyone has equitable opportunity to produce, distribute, prepare, serve, and eat nutritional and culturally appropriate food.

In our vision, producers and food workers are treated fairly, sustainable and regenerative practices are prioritized, people are engaged, communities are empowered, and farms, fisheries, and food businesses are thriving and contributing to local economies.



The Alliance carries out its work in three main ways:


Promote Collaboration

  • Lead network development
  • Advance systems thinking and cross-sector strategic alignment
  • Lead regional planning and evaluation efforts

Influence Policy

  • Conduct policy advocacy
  • Provide policy planning & implementation support

Catalyze Transformation

  • Develop educational resources and campaigns
  • Organize community events
  • Provide capacity-building services

support our work

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on our community’s generosity and partnership to do the work of cultivating a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Your tax-deductible donation helps empower the network behind San Diego County's food system to elevate social, environmental, and economic equity for all.