At TWAICB, we constantly look towards methods of fulfilling the ideals of the UDHR into practice, and, quite often, it is through collaboration, cooperation, and imagining new ways for communities to support each other and come together that we can see change being made. On January 17th, 2020, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League (DSAL), and All IN Alameda County (ALL IN) held the grand opening of the Dig Deep Farms Food Hub:
The DDF Food Hub is a newly constructed, community-based food aggregation, distribution, and small business incubation center designed to get healthy food onto the plates of food-insecure Alameda County residents.
Similar to the Community Capitals Framework, this project is connected to UDHR Articles:
- Article 22. Everyone has the right to have her/his basic needs met and to live in dignity. Governments have a duty to help make this possible.
- Article 23. Everyone has the right to work, to choose the work s/he does, to be paid fairly and equally, and to join a union.
- Article 25. Everyone has the right to food, clothes, shelter, medical care and economic security. Mothers and children have the right to special care and assistance.
- Article 27. Everyone has the right to participate in the cultural life of their community and to share in the benefits of scientific advancements.
TWAICB is proud to be a program of DSAL!
DSAL Executive Director, Hilary Bass (From The Mercury News), January 17, 2020
“I think the potential is huge,” says Hilary D. Bass, senior programs specialist for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s part of our policing model, because we understand that you can’t expect people to make healthy choices when they’re struggling so immensely with the stress of poverty and the challenges that come with that.”
That framework has guided the county’s sheriff’s office work in the community, Bass said, and inspired the creation of the farming program for the formerly incarcerated. “We determined that unless we address areas around economic and workforce development and curbing poverty, we couldn’t get to the roots of crime,” she said.