Houston Food System Collaborative

A collaborative focused on growing a sustainable and accessible local food system.

The Houston Food System Collaborative (HFSC), in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, is a group of dedicated individuals and organizations committed to facilitating the growth of a sustainable local food system that is accessible to all through education, innovation, and collaboration.


Executive Committee:

Our HFSC member organizations include:

Rosalind Bello, MD Anderson Cancer Center

American Heart Association

Megan Hoag, Texas Hunger Initiative

Brighter Bites

J. Boone Holladay, Texas A&M University Agrilife Extension


Scott Howard, Urban Harvest

Houston Food Bank

Libby Kennedy, Urban Harvest

Houston Galveston Area Council

Scott Snodgrass, Edible Group LLC

Houston Land Bank

Josh Owens, Houston-Galveston Area Council

Houston Urban Gardeners

Reginald Young, Houston Food Bank

January Advisors

Loam Agronomics

Tabs Consulting LLC

Membership Directory

Texas A&M University Agrilife Extension

Texas Hunger Initiative

The Common Market

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Urban Harvest

Interested in becoming a member? Email Houston Food System Collaborative or complete our online form.

Join us for our 2019 Educational Meeting series!



Meeting Focus

Meeting Organizer

Food System Focus


January 16, 2019
11:30 – 1:00

HFB: Room #246*

Food Deserts/Food Access

Josh Owens

Consumption Distribution & Marketing

Meeting Notes

March 13, 2019
11:30 – 1:00

HFB: Room #246*

Food Policy at the Federal, State, and Local level

Melanie Pang


Meeting Notes
HFB Presentation
AHA Presentation
Feeding Texas Bill Tracking 03.08.2019
El Paso County
HFFI Guidelines

May 08, 2019
11:30 – 1:00

LOAM Agronomics

Traveling Meeting: LOAM Agronomics

Scott Snodgrass

Production & Harvesting


July 10, 2019
11:30 – 1:00

The Common Market

Traveling Meeting: The Common Market and Constraints on Local Food Distribution

Margaret Smith

Distribution & Marketing


November 13, 2019
11:30 – 1:00

HFB, Room #246*

Local Foods and Institutions

Rosalind Bello

Consumption Distribution/Marketing


December 11, 2019
11:30 – 1:00


Yearly Report and Potluck

HFSC Executive Committee

Yearly Report and Potluck


*Location unless otherwise noted to due Meeting Focus.
HFB Location: 535 Portwall Street, Houston, TX 77029, HGAC Location: 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston, TX 77027

Land Access in Urban Agriculture
Action Team Lead: Josh Owens, Houston-Galveston Area Council.

Double Up Houston
Action Team Lead: Emily Foxman, Urban Harvest.

Hunger Solutions for the Faith Community
Action Team Lead: Hilda Davis, Texas Hunger Initiative.

For questions regarding Houston Food System Collaborative, please contact:

Houston Food System Collaborative