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General Membership is available to any individual who cares about the food system in Onondaga County. General membership includes joining the SOFSA Listserv, receiving 1-2 updates per month, and an invitation to quarterly SOFSA General Meetings



The opportunity to be involved in 1-2 committees of your choice, as well as being listed as an official SOFSA member on our website (if desired). Expectations of this member is a commitment of at least 2 hours per month per committee, and a letter of in-kind support from your organization or business is encouraged. 



Participation in monthly Advisory Board meetings, with 1 vote in Advisory Board decisions. Expectations of this member is commitment of at least 2 hours per month per committee and a commitment of an additional 2 hours per month for Advisory Board responsibilities.   A    letter of in-kind support from your organization or business is encouraged.

Take Action

SOFSA Letter Supporting Implementation of ReZone Syracuse

On August 2nd, 2022, SOFSA submitted a letter to Syracuse city officials requesting their swift action to implement new zoning ordinances for the city. ReZone Syracuse has been a project of the city’s Planning Division in collaboration with other city departments and a Project Advisory Committee which included several SOFSA members, but stalled in late 2019.

SOFSA’s Policy & Planning Committee jointly crafted the letter and solicited sign-ons from over 25 individuals and 9 organizations to urge prompt adoption of the zoning code based on the important implications for the urban food system.

Read the full letter here.

Talk to SOFSA

You can reach out to SOFSA at or call/text (315)552-0470. You can also reach out to us via this contact form.

Job Opportunities

Graduate Intern/Fellow

Supported by a grant from the NY Health Foundation, the Syracuse-Onondaga Food Systems Alliance (SOFSA) seeks a graduate student fellow with interest in advancing food systems transformation through participatory and community-engaged processes. Ideal start date would be mid-September, so please apply as soon as possible. Apply here.

SOFSA Double Up Food Bucks Americorps VISTA

Are you passionate about local food and improving food access for your friends and neighbors? Are you looking to get into a career in food systems, community organizing, or non-profits? If you said yes to any or all of those questions, then apply to become a Double Up Food Bucks Outreach VISTA member! Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) addresses access to healthy foods by offering SNAP participants a $1 for $1 match to buy locally grown produce at participating farmers markets, mobile markets, small retail, and grocery locations. Our VISTA members will be serving in areas with high food insecurity to connect SNAP participants to community services. Embedded within the Syracuse-Onondaga Food Systems Alliance (SOFSA) and part of a statewide team supervised by Field & Fork Network, the VISTA Double Up Food Bucks Outreach Coordinator will focus on expanding access to and utilization of the DUFB program within the city of Syracuse and surrounding Onondaga County. Please read the full application details and find the submission link here. Priority deadline for applications is June 30th, 2023.