Food Action Plan Retreat Highlight Video


On March 22, 2023 the City of Hayward hosted Food Action Plan community-based organizations, service providers, and educational partners for a retreat to visit Santa Cruz. The day-long retreat included tours of the Homeless Garden Project and UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Agroecology. Partners learned from these holistic models and gained inspiration for ideas to bring back to Hayward.


From August 2022 through October 2023, the City of Hayward met with over 30 community organizations, educational partners, and service providers to gauge their needs and interest in participating in a Hayward-Specific food action plan.
A mother grocery shopping with her baby

At the beginning of the planning process, the Food Access & Security working group was polled to identify their priority areas on action items we could work towards.
Two HUSD students holding certificates from the Eden Area ROP

A career path in local food systems can take many different forms, including farming and agriculture, public health, culinary, and education.
Commercial Edible Food Generators Tier 1 & Tier 2

Exploring ways to gather and distribute extra or unused food to help people in need instead of letting it go to waste.
Culture, Heritage, and Community Wellness

Culture, Heritage, and Community Wellness focuses on preserving and celebrating the traditional food practices, customs, and knowledge of a community.

Thank you to our partners

This could not be possible without your participation!

Agricultural Institute of Marin 
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Cal State East Bay 
Centro Community Partners 
Chabot College 
Daily Bowl
Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League, Dig Deep Farms
Downtown Streets Team 
Eden Area Regional Occupational Program
Eden United Church of Christ 
Eden Youth and Family Center
First Presbyterian Church of Hayward/South Hayward Parish 
Hayward Community Gardeners 
Hayward Environmental Services staff 
Hayward Promise Neighborhoods (HPN) 
Hayward Unified School District/Tennyson High School/Cherryland Elementary 
Humanity for 100K Trees
Life Elder Care 
Meals on Wheels
Mercy Brown Bag
SOS Meals On Wheels 
Teach Earth Action
Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center 
UC Cooperative Extension and Nutrition staff