Good food. Common good.

How we work


Our mission

FIG is committed to building just, equitable, and resilient food systems.

We believe that all people have the right to access good food — food that nourishes bodies, communities, and the planet.

Good food for the common good.


Our vision

Everyone eats. We envision communities where everyone has access to food that is produced, distributed, prepared, consumed, and recycled in ways that support just, equitable, and resilient communities. Through healthy food systems, we can build robust economies, healthier environments, stronger social ties, and promote wellbeing for all.


Our approach

FIG was founded on the idea that researchers have the most impact when we move beyond institutions and re-position our work around the values of collaboration, community leadership, and social justice. 

Racial equity

All employees at FIG participate in ongoing racial equity training. We have an explicit commitment to using a racial equity lens in our work, and we know that collaborating with community organizers and trainers is critical to achieving our mission. For more information or to attend a workshop, check out the Racial Equity Institute and Organizing Against Racism.

Collaborative ethic

FIG is committed to collaborating with individuals and organizations representing diverse backgrounds, ideas, skills, and perspectives. We regularly team up with our affiliates to tackle multidiscplinary projects. 


Certified B Corporation®

We’re proud to be a Certified B Corporation®. B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.

Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

The performance standards B Corps meet are comprehensive and verified. 


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