The Network launched in 2015 as a way of connecting across sectors and silos to engage the whole food system. Strengthening diversity and collaboration are critical to achieving system change. Various members of the network have been working together since the early 1990s, and pockets of collective action have emerged over time, such as Farm to School network, the Victoria Urban Food Table and the Food Share Network.
Organizing across these networks, intentionally seeding other relationships, and working together to build collaboration between community, government and the private sector, is a key strategy for innovation and action. Members include activists, government, funders, educators, academics, students, farmers, fishers, food processors, retailers, chefs, restaurants, and community organizations.