What is food autonomy?
Food autonomy is an ideology that drives the Cuyamaca Cares Food Sovereignty program.
It is founded on four fundamental concepts:
Access for all people to a sufficient quantity and quality of food and to food resources,
at a reasonable cost.
Power in the form of the ability to produce or purchase, with full dignity, a variety
of healthy foods that are also to our taste. This requires being well-informed and
well-equipped to make good choices.
- CalFresh Application
- Here is a short 2 minute video to help you get started applying for CalFresh food
- Cuyamaca Cares Grow Your Own Food Program
Respect for nature, the environment, communities, neighborhoods and lifestyles. This
requires eco-responsible management of resources and fairness in the way these resources
are shared among everyone.
Action involving implementing a variety of methods, both collectively and individually,
towards the achievement of real food autonomy. It also implies empowerment and self-reliance
in a spirit of respect for others and your surroundings.