CoFED inspiregizes future food co-op leaders across North America. We support students with training and tools, and connect them with peers, mentors, and allies in a solidarity network.

Regional Organizer


Whitney Bard, Northwest Regional Organizer -

Whitney Bard worked with The Flaming Eggplant Collective for three years and can share the experience and knowledge she gained in consensus decision making, training and structural development. She specializes in menu development and supporting student buyers connect with local distributors.


Whitney's Skillmap:

  • food justice, food system training
  • food sourcing
  • produce ordering
  • vendor relations
  • meal planning
  • menu development, especially seasonality
  • cooking for large groups
  • collective and consensus decision-making
  • navigating group dynamics
  • space design and interior decorating
  • writing--persuasive, creative, academic, marketing
  • popular and collaborative education
  • critical analysis and problem solving


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