The Virgin Islands Good Food Coalition (VIGFC), which was founded in 2012, is the only community based organization of its kind in the Virgin Islands that works to bridge the gap between the Virgin Islands community and the territory’s policy makers, in order to facilitate long-term change in the Virgin Islands food system.
The VIGFC was founded by Ms. Sommer Sibilly-Brown, who is a local Foods System Development Advocate and the Executive Director of the organization. The VIGFC seeks to raise awareness about the importance and impact of a healthy local food system in the territory. The vision of the organization is to aid in the revitalization of agriculture in the Virgin Islands and unite local food producers, local businesses, and local consumers to create a sustainable network of local food options. The overall goal of the Virgin Islands Good Food Coalition is to build a thriving local food economy that supports farmers, locally-owned food businesses, and ensures that healthy food is available and accessible to every resident in our territory.