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Food Justice

The mission of the Mayor's Office of Food Justice (OFJ) is to build a food system that is equitable, resilient, sustainable, and just.

Food access is inequitably distributed for Boston residents and the food system is largely destructive to the planet. Addressing the injustices and environmental harm within our food production and distribution systems calls for significant changes. While we aim to create a fairer, more resilient, and sustainable food system for the future, OFJ is also committed to the immediate steps necessary to continue creating more equitable food access. We work to improve the accessibility and affordability of nutritious and culturally-relevant foods in Boston.


Strategic Goals

As new offices within the City of Boston, the Office of Food Justice (OFJ) and GrowBoston: Office of Urban Agriculture want to ensure that we have the biggest impact we can on building food justice in Boston--in partnership with residents, community groups, food producers, and other governmental agencies. We have identified four major goals that will allow our work to have a bigger collective impact on the food system.

  1. Build equitable access and distribution systems for fresh, culturally relevant, and/or regionally grown food citywide for food insecure communities
  2. Leverage City food procurement to increase City department food purchases from regional producers and BIPOC producers 
  3. Increase food recovery from public and private institutions and strengthen pathways to connect food insecure residents with fresh, healthy recovered food
  4. Increase food production in neighborhoods including in public spaces like parks, housing developments, schools, and community centers

Learn more about our goals

Work with us

Interested in working with to make healthy food more accessible and affordable in the City of Boston? Check out our current open positions. 

Open Positions

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