A listserve focusing on community food security
COMFOOD is an email list created to link individuals
and organizations involved with or interested in community food
security (CFS). The list has three broad purposes:
- COMFOOD is available to all subscribers to exchange
ideas and information on CFS-related topics (see examples below).
- COMFOOD provides a forum for USDA-funded Community
Food Projects. We encourage these groups to use this server
to share information, to discuss issues, to make technical
assistance inquiries, and to share documents that are
of interest to subscribers.
- COMFOOD is an on-line information provider for the Community
Food Security Coalition (CFSC). The CFSC will post notices
about meetings, T&TA opportunities, policy initiatives,
and other business of the organization, as well as feature
articles or other information from its newsletter and
website. Information about CFS-related activities of other
organizations, agencies, etc. will also be posted by the
Postings by any subscriber may include, but are not limited to:
Broad or specific discussions on the issues and
strategies relating to community food security; similarly, articles of
- Requests for information, contacts, or assistance on topics related to CFS research or programs;
- Requests for information about organizations
working in specific areas (for example, which groups in a region are
doing entrepreneurial gardening programs);
- Requests for technical assistance or related help in designing or implementing projects;
- Descriptions of new activities your organization is initiating;
- Announcements of CFS-related activities - workshops, training sessions, conferences;
- Job notices or internship opportunities.
COMFOOD is an unmoderated server, meaning that any
subscriber may post an item directly to all others on the list. Subject
matter posted should be appropriate to the purposes of the list, and of
interest to multiple subscribers. Customary netiquette is expected
(e.g., no advertising, flaming, or personal attacks). Please read
through the full Posting Guidelines [PDF] before posting to the list.
Subscribe to COMFOOD
Unsubscribe from COMFOOD
To post a message to all subscribers on the list, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Your email address must be subscribed to post a message to the list.
Some settings you can change include:
- receive messages in Digest Mode, plain text, or no messages at all (send only)
- change your password
Log in to change your settings
If you do not yet have an Elist password, go to the password reminder page.
A password will be sent to you allowing you to log
on to Elist and to set your preferences (including choosing a new
The Comfood User Guide [PDF] explains all of the possible list settings and how to use them.
To view past messages, you can visit the list archive on the Tufts Elist site. Note: you must be subscribed and logged in to the Elist site to access the archives.
For more in-depth instructions and information on
subscribing, unsubscribing, changing list settings, and viewing the
archive, download the Guidelines for Using Comfood [PDF].
In case of problems or for other assistance in using the COMFOOD Elist, you may contact email@example.com.
COMFOOD is sponsored by the
Community Food Security Coalition. The list is housed at Tufts
University and administered through the School of Nutrition Science and