SOFSA is a network of food system stakeholders and a catalyst for change.
Our mission is to strengthen our food system so that it works for all people in Syracuse and Onondaga County. We bring communities together to foster relationships, develop projects, align resources, and advocate for policies to improve the health of our neighbors and our environment.
Established in 2019, the Syracuse-Onondaga Food Systems Alliance (SOFSA) is an independent food council in Central New York serving the city of Syracuse and surrounding Onondaga County.
The overarching goal of the SOFSA partnership is to serve as both a network of food system stakeholders as well as a catalyst for collaboration among diverse partners. SOFSA engages across sectors to advance projects, build linkages, and foster relationships that enhance the livelihoods of all partners. The partnership aims to ensure the long-term viability and vitality of the region’s agricultural sector while simultaneously increasing access to healthy food and reducing the prevalence of food insecurity within the county.
Learn more about SOFSA:
SOFSA Advisory Board
Agriculture Program Director,
Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment(RISE)
Nurse & Regional Healthcare Organizer
Healthcare Education Project Syracuse
Chairman, Onondaga County Legislature
Co-Chair, Onondaga Agriculture Council
Christina Hudson Kohler
Hudson Egg Farms
Product Donations Manager,
Food Bank of Central New York
Associate Professor of Geography, Syracuse University; Advisory Board Member, Syracuse Grows
Director of Food & Nutrition Services,
Syracuse City School District
Natural Resources Subsistence Manager
Onondaga Nation Farm
Remembering Evan Weissman (1978–2020)
Advocate, Educator, Justice-Seeker
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