Melanie Riddle, food systems & society student, presented a poster session at the Just Food conference at Harvard Law School in March 2015.
Department of Food Systems & Society
MA, Urban Planning, University of California- Los Angeles
MA, Latin American Studies, University of California-Los Angeles
BA, Spanish Language and Literature, Northwestern University
Andy Fisher has been at the forefront of the national food movement since its inception in the 1990s. He co-founded and led the Community Food Security Coalition, a national alliance of groups working on food access and local food, from 1994 to 2011. In that role, he created and publicized the concept of community food security, and helped to catalyze and support the food movement.
He has played a lead role in gaining passage of various pieces of federal legislation, including the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, the Community Food Projects and the Farm to School grant program. He has written extensively on such topics as farm to school, farmers markets in low-income communities, and local food policy.
Multnomah County/City of Portland Food Policy Council, Member. 2012-2012
Portland Farmers Market, Board Member, 2012-
Food and Society Policy Fellow, 2009-2010
Ecological Farming Association, Recipient of "Justie Award," 2007
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, Board member, 1996-2002
Ocean View Farms, Board member, 2000-2002
Venice Ocean Park Co-op, Board member, 2000-2001
California Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, Steering Committee member, 1995-2002
California Nutrition Network, Food Security Task Force, Member, 1999-2004
Los Angeles Community Food Security Network, Co-founder and member, 1995-1997
Los Angeles Community Garden Council, Co-founder and member, 1995-1997
Fisher, A. Hunger Inc.: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and the Anti-Hunger Movement TBD, 2015 Fisher, A. "Getting Off the Hunger Treadmill" A Place at the Table. NYC: Public Affairs, 2012
Fisher, A. and Susan Roberts. "Local Food Policy Action Plan for City of Seattle" Community Food Security Coalition, 2010
Fisher, A., Suzanne Briggs, Stacy Miller and Nell Tessman. "Real Food, Real Choice: Connecting SNAP Recipients with Farmers Markets" Community Food Security Coalition, 2010
Fisher, A. "Building the Bridge: Linking Food Banking and Community Food Security" Community Food Security Coalition, 2005
Fisher, A. "Community Food Security: A Promising Alternative to the Global Food System" Fatal Harvest. SF: Island Press, 2002
Azuma, A. and Andrew Fisher. "Healthy Farms, Healthy Kids: Evaluating the Barriers and Opportunities for Farm to School Programs" Community Food Security Coalition. 2001
Gottlieb, R. and Andrew Fisher. "Community Food Security Coalition and Environmental Justice: Converging Paths Towards Social Justice and Sustainable Communities" Race Poverty and the Environment, 2000
Fisher, A. "Hot Peppers and Parking Lot Peaches: Evaluating Farmers' Markets in Low Income Communities" Community Food Security Coalition, 1999
Gottlieb, R and Andrew Fisher. "Community Food Security and Environmental Justice: Searching for a Common Discourse" Journal of Agriculture and Human Values Fall 1996
Gottlieb, R and Andrew Fisher, et. al. "Homeward Bound: Food Related Strategies for Low Income and Transit Dependent Communities" UC Transportation Center, 1996
Fisher, A. "Community Food Security Empowerment Act" August 1994.