Community Food Hubs Program
CDFA’s Farm to Community Food Hub Program will provide planning and implementation grants to mission driven food hubs throughout the state of California.
CDFA’s Farm to Community Food Hub Program was established in the 2020-21 state budget (Sen Bloom) to pilot investments in food aggregation and distribution infrastructure needed to increase purchasing of local, environmentally sustainable, climate smart, and equitably produced food by schools and other institutions, build a better food system economy, support the local farming economy, accelerate climate adaptation and resilience, and employ food system workers with fair wages and working conditions. The program provides $15 million in one-time funds to administer a grant program that creates or expands community serving food hubs throughout the state.
Grant Timeline & Process
Public engagement will begin in Fall 2022.
As part of the grant program, CDFA will create a Farm to Community Food Hub Advisory Committee and will be recruiting members in Spring/Summer 2022.