from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Foreword from San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas

Building a healthy, sustainable, and just food system is more important than ever.

San Diego County Food Vision 2030 holds a unique opportunity to build a better and stronger food system for all San Diegans, one that prioritizes health, sustainability, and justice. This ten-year plan provides our region with a clear pathway to improve the health of our local communities, environment, and economy.

With its focus on racial justice, climate change, and resilience, San Diego County Food Vision 2030 could not have been launched at a more perfect time. The COVID-19 pandemic, climate disasters, and events over the last year highlighting deeply entrenched racial injustices have elevated the importance and urgency of having a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system that works for all San Diegans.

There is no doubt that dramatic inequalities exist across the County. We must uplift the health and wellbeing of all our essential food workers along with all urban and rural residents, particularly those living in our most vulnerable communities.

With San Diego County Food Vision 2030, we see an opportunity to build a stronger safety net for all San Diegans and a more inclusive food and farm economy. We also see an opportunity to develop a more resilient food system that can better withstand future challenges. We are ready to rebuild our food and farm economy—to preserve soils and agricultural lands, invest in local farms, fisheries, and food businesses, and ensure that all individuals have the resources they need to nourish themselves and their families.

We look forward to working with all of you on San Diego County Food Vision 2030 and transforming our food system over the next decade.

Nathan Fletcher
Chair, Board of Supervisors
San Diego County

Nora Vargas
Vice Chair, Board of Supervisors
San Diego County