Community Food Systems Fellowship

2023 Community Food Systems Fellowship

About the Fellowship 

The Community Food Systems Fellowship is a leadership pipeline to increase opportunities for diverse leaders to build skills, capacity, and networks. Emerging leaders who are committed to food justice and equity should consider the Community Food Systems Fellowship. The fellowship is an opportunity to contribute to developing a roadmap for community-powered food systems and to learn how to better capture impact. The Fellowship is a good fit for those who are committed to:


2023 Community Food Systems Fellows

We are thrilled to announce the ten emerging local leaders that have been selected to participate in the 2023 Community Food Systems Fellowship program! This year’s fellows include:

Travis Andrews
Skyline Urban Ministries
Oklahoma City, OK

Sierra Doehr
Saticoy Food Hub
Saticoy, CA

Femeika Elliott
Rooted East Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Jamie Gonzalez
Big Fresh Market Box and Produce Markets
San Antonio, TX

Cassandra Loftlin
Black Farmers Index
Augusta, GA

Hallie Nelson
Jefferson County Food Policy Council
Denver, CO

Marc Peeples
Liberated Farms
Detroit, MI

Kim Ross
Mount Terra LLC
Bluefield, WV

Patricia Tarquino
Cosecha Community Development
Nashville, TN

Tacumba Turner
Oasis Farm and Fishery
Pittsburgh, PA


Previous Fellowship Cohorts  

Congratulations to our 2022 fellows for completing an incredible year of learning and growth! Learn more about last year's fellows here:

2022 Fellows


Advisory Partners 

Thank you to our advisory partners for their continued guidance and support of this program:


For questions, please contact This program is supported by a grant through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Read more about the 2023 Fellowship Application process by viewing the Request for Applications and FAQ.