SOFSA Blog

2021 Highlights

2021 was a busy year for SOFSA, and we have a lot to be proud of! We grew our membership, deepened our partnerships and fostered multitudes of connections in the community. See below for a list of some of our proudest accomplishments, and visit our blog to read...

SOFSA Site Visit: Hudson Egg Farms

SOFSA Site Visit: Hudson Egg Farms

"Welcome to the Eggs-perience" On Friday, December 10th, SOFSA Advisory Board member Christina Hudson Kohler led a site visit of her fourth-generation, family-owned egg farm in Elbridge, NY, Hudson Egg Farms. Beyond her awesome work for SOFSA, Christina is the Egg...

Meet Avalon Gupta VerWiebe

Meet Avalon Gupta VerWiebe

Please give a warm welcome to Avalon Gupta VerWiebe (she/they), our recently hired Equity, Inclusion, and Accountability organizer! Avalon has been with the organizer since starting their practicum in January and has taken on several other roles in the organization...

SOFSA Site Visit: Food Bank of Central New York

SOFSA Site Visit: Food Bank of Central New York

On October 8th, 2021 SOFSA staff and board were invited to tour the Food Bank of Central New York (CNY) and get a glimpse into how the food bank receives, organizes, and distributes food to communities in the CNY region. The tour was hosted by Jesse Evin Kerns,...

Press Release: Farm to School Kickoff Event

Press Release: Farm to School Kickoff Event

Syracuse City School District and Brady Farm to Celebrate Fresh, Healthy Foods with Farm to School Kickoff Event SYRACUSE, NY | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/25/2021 The Syracuse City School District, in partnership with Brady Faith Center, Syracuse University, andthe...

2021 Candidate Policy Positions

2021 Candidate Policy Positions

Raising critical issues facing our community with policy-makers is core to SOFSA's mission. We sought to reach all candidates for Syracuse Mayor, Syracuse Common Council, and the Onondaga County Legislature in the November 2021 General Election. Those candidates with...

Meet Paige Clay

Meet Paige Clay

Please join us in welcoming the newest addition to the SOFSA community, Paige Clay! We are lucky to have Paige for the next six months as the SOFSA Emerson Hunger Fellow. Coming to snowy Syracuse from snowy Denver, Paige is excited to get to know the Syracuse-Onondaga...