The EFOD Steering Committee, a group of leading practitioners and key allies in the field, has created a set of criteria for EFOD work. These criteria reflect the unique practice of EFOD, as defined by those who are on the ground in communities around the country.
The unique impacts of EFOD include the creation of community-owned models of economic and social opportunity. Vulnerable communities - including low-income people, people of color, indigenous people, and immigrants and refugees - suffer disproportionate impacts of uneven development and growth. EFOD ensures that members of these communities can build the food systems they need to maintain culture, create health-promoting places, and build community wealth.