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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...

Meet Maura Ackerman

Meet Maura Ackerman

Today, we're re-introducing you to the woman who keeps SOFSA running, Maura Ackerman, SOFSA’s Facilitator! Maura and her family moved to Syracuse about three years ago, after her husband Aidan was offered a position on the faculty at SUNY-ESF. On their first visit...

FoodPlanCNY Launch Event: Filling Up Our Table

FoodPlanCNY Launch Event: Filling Up Our Table

Last Thursday was a big day for SOFSA and, more broadly, for the food system in all of Onondaga County. We worked with the Onondaga County Agriculture Council and the CNY Regional Market Authority on a major event, hosted our first large-scale in-person convening of...