Social, Racial, and Food Justice Resources and Organizations

  • US Food Sovereignty Alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups, works to uphold the right to food as a basic human right and to connect our local and national struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty.
  • Building Movement Project develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ability to support the voice and power of the people they serve. Check out their Social Service and Social Change process guide here.
  • Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation from Bread for the World is an interactive tool that helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth. It is a good first step for people unaware of structural inequality, a support tool for those who want a deeper understanding of structural inequality, and a source of information for experts who want to know the quantifiable economic impact of each policy that has widened today’s racial hunger, income, and wealth divides.
  • United for a Fair Economy is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that supports social movements working for a resilient, sustainable and equitable economy. Their website has a variety of workshop materials and data on income inequality, race, wealth, and more.
  • The Souls of Poor Folk covers the 50 years since 1968, when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and thousands of Americans, alarmed at their government’s blindness to human need, launched the Poor People’s Campaign. You can find data on the “Four Evils” identified in the New Poor People’s Campaign: structural racism, poverty, militarism / war economy, and ecological devastation.
  • Institute for Policy Studies is a progressive think tank dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. In partnership with dynamic social movements, we turn transformative policy ideas into action.
  • Soul Fire Farm is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system, and their website has a reparations map for Black-Indigenous farmers and a list of black-led farming organizations in the US.
  • “The Context Experts” from the Tamarack Institute discusses how to increase the authenticity of community engagement and eradicate tokenistic community engagement through the meaningful involvement of context experts.

Resources for Emergency Food Providers