Erica Mines is the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council Manager at the Office of Sustainability. She is a North Philadelphia native-born in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city. She brings her experiences growing food at the Hunting Park Community Garden, working in the food industry and managing the Hunting Park Farmer’s Market. Erica has been a community organizer in our city’s fights for racial and economic justice. She has helped to advance food equity in the city she has called home since a child.
Erica is from a working-class family that sometimes had to rely on subsidy programs. She saw first-hand how racist and unjust policies led to less fresh and sustainable food options, criminalization, disinvestment, and marginalization in her community.
She came to FPAC to help build a more empowered, sustainable, and just food system. Erica believes we must approach access to fresh, quality, and sustainable foods as a basic human right. We must put power, education, and resources into the hands of Black and Brown community members historically harmed by our food system.
Jessie Albright (she/her)
FPAC Operations Lead
Jessie Albright joined FPAC in 2022 as the Operations Lead. She is from rural Appalachia and is passionate about social and environmental justice. Jessie brings experiences in social work, animal conservation, and environmental advocacy. She believes all beings have the right to grow, sell, and eat nutritious food.
As the Operations Lead, Jessie contributes to FPAC communication, outreach, and development efforts. She envisions a world where everyone has access to all sectors of the food system, regardless of means.
OOS Digital Communications Coordinator
Berri Wilmore is the digital communications coordinator for FPAC. She’s originally from the DMV area, and moved to Philadelphia after graduating. She is passionate about art as a tool for change, and is always looking for ways to use design to influence the world around her.
For Berri, a just food society is one where individuals not have equal access to healthy, culturally relevant foods – but that they also feel empowered and supported to grow their own produce at home!
Wadia Gardiner (she/her)
FPAC Communications and Outreach VISTA
Wadia is a native Philadelphian and member of the Hunting Park Community Garden & Orchard.
She serves as a part of the Outreach and Communications team. Food is too abundant in America for anyone to suffer from hunger. To FPAC I bring Vox Populi: the people’s voice and agenda that must be pursued at the table of policy and decision. We are bound by our humanity to assure that everyone eats!
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