Community Food Sustainability

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The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition works with our partners throughout the region to strengthen and localize food systems in an effort to support long-term self-reliant communities, vibrant place-based culture, healthy functioning ecosystems, and sustainable local economies.


Through the Community Food Sustainability Program, SAWC and our partners strive to:

  • Support communities to identify opportunities and overcome challenges to accessing local foods
  • Provide project-level development and technical support
  • Foster economic development and access to local foods
  • Build capacity within communities to increase local foods production and access to wild foods
  • Demonstrate the value of a localized food system in Southeast Alaska

Project Updates

  • Localizing the Food System: Developing a Food Hub for SE Alaska September 29, 2016 In Southeast Alaska, improved access to local foods and a more reliable food supply are critical components of self-reliance and community resiliency. Residents of the region's rural communities face high and rising costs of living, a declining state economy, and dependence upon air and water transport for delivery of basic commodities including food and petroleum products. ...