History

The Pima County Food Alliance (PCFA) is a coalition of community members that started in early 2011.  We are open to the general public.

PCFA aims to achieve an integrated, regional food system that promotes community-based strategies to increase access to healthful food.

PCFA serves as a space for both individuals and organizations in Pima County to network, organize educational and training opportunities, reach out and collaborate with community organizations as well as engage in advocacy to address public policy.

PCFA was launched as a collaborative effort between staff at the University of Arizona (UA) Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (CFB). Both organizations were, in part, supported by the federal stimulus grant Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW). PCFA has also received support and guidance from other members of the University of Arizona community as well as the general public.

There are 16 members of the Leadership Council that voluntarily serve as 2012-2013’s Leadership Council.

To read more about PCFA’s current projects and strategic directions, mission and the vision that helps all of us navigate the food scene in Southern Arizona, take a look at our Declaration of Identity.