Clare Fox is the Strategic Initiatives Director for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC), an independent non-profit created by the City of Los Angeles. She collaborates closely with a large network of food advocates, government representatives and businesses to catalyze projects and build leadership capacity for a sustainable and equitable food system. Her policy advocacy focuses on urban agriculture, street food vending, and community economic development that creates equitable access to healthy food and promotes social justice. In this work, Clare runs business and leadership trainings and provides one-on-one consulting for neighborhood markets in low-income communities across the city who desire to sell more fresh and healthy food, and she project manages several corner store “conversion” projects. Previously, Clare worked with a wide range of community, environmental and labor organizations as a research, strategic planning and facilitation consultant, including projects for the UCLA Labor Center, the Los Angeles Community Garden Council and Green for All. For several years, Clare produced and taught radio production to young people throughout Los Angeles and the U.S. for Youth Radio and National Public Radio. Clare has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in urban planning from UCLA. All her work is informed by over a decade participating in grassroots movements for social and racial justice.
Clare Fox will be on the food policy panel of Food, Glorious Food Biz.