Food and Water Watch

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Food and Water Watch
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Basic facts
Location:Washington, DC
Top official:Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director
Founder(s):Roy H. Park, Sr.
Year founded:2005
Website:Official website
Food and Water Watch (FWW) is non-profit consumer protection group focusing on food and water issues both in the United States and abroad. Founded in 2005, FWW employs more than 60 people. Wenonah Hauter is the organization's executive director.[1]



FWW's mission statement is as follows:[1]

Food and Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control. [2]

—Food and Water Watch

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The table below lists the members of CBD's board of directors as of September 2014.[3]

FWW board of directors, September 2014
Name Position
Rudolf Amenga Etego Member
Maude Barlow Chair
Wenonah Hauter Member
Dennis Keeney Member
Kelsie Kerr Member
Elizabeth Peredo Beltrán Member
Mary Ricci Member
Lisa Schubert Member

Key staff

The table below lists key FWW staff as of September 2014.[4]

FWW key staff, September 2014
Name Position
Wenonah Hauter Executive Director
Lane Brooks Chief Operating Officer
Darcey Rakestraw Communications Director
Patty Lovera Assistant Director
Emily Wurth Water Program Director
Mitch Jones Common Resources Director
Darcey O’Callaghan International Policy Director
Mark Schlosberg National Organizing Director
Scott Edwards Co-Director, Food and Water Justice Project
Michele Merkel Co-Director, Food and Water Justice Project
Doug Lakey Director of Development
Tosin Eboda Human Resources Manager
Bill Robinson Chief Technology Officer

Issue positions

As of September 2014, FWW had taken positions on the following issues:


FWW advocates an "all out ban" on hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as "fracking." FWW maintains that "fracking is inherently unsafe and we cannot rely on regulation to protect communities' water, air and public health." FWW publishes materials for local organizers who wish to implement fracking bans in their communities.[5][6]


FWW is headquartered in Washington, D.C. In addition to the group's headquarters, FWW has offices and staff in 15 states and Europe. The table below includes the contact information for the group's headquarters and state offices.[7]

FWW offices and contact information
Office Address Telephone Fax
National headquarters 1616 P Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
202-683-2500 202-683-2501
California (Los Angeles) 3000 S. Robertson Blvd, Suite 255
Los Angeles, CA 90034
323-843-8450 323-843-8456
California (Oakland) 1814 Franklin Street, Suite 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
510-922-0720 510-922-0723
Colorado 1740 High Street
Denver, CO 80218
720-449-7505 720-449-7509
Florida 1044 NE 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Illinois 811 W. Evergreen Avenue, Suite 401
Chicago, IL 60642
773-796-6088 773-796-6087
Iowa 505 Fifth Avenue, Suite 818
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-344-4834 515-344-4934
Maine 533 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
207-619-5845 207-619-5846
Maryland 3121 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Michigan 2727 Second Avenue, Suite 136
Detroit, MI 48201-2654
313-486-1356 313-486-1357
New Jersey 100 Bayard Street, Suite 202
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-839-0860 202-683-4926
New Mexico 7804 Pan American East Freeway NE #2
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-633-7366 505-633-7387
New York 68 Jay Street, Suite 713
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-943-9085 718-989-3928
North Carolina 801 Gilbert Street, Suite 204
Durham, NC 27701
919-794-6380 919-794-6381
Ohio 103 William H. Taft Road
Cincinnati, OH 45219
513-394-6257 513-394-6258
Oregon 917 SW Oak Street, Suite 404
Portland, OR 97205
971-266-4528 971-266-4532
Pennsylvania 232 S. 4th Street, Suite 1F
Philadelphia, PA 19106
267-428-1903 267-428-1913


The tables below summarizes FWW's revenues and expenses for 2012 (the most recent year for which data is available).[8]

FWW revenues, 2012
Revenue source Amount Percentage of total
Contributions $11,830,628 98.55%
Program fees $63,618 0.53%
Other revenue $14,474 0.12%
Investment income $95,826 0.80%
TOTAL REVENUES $12,004,546 100.00%
Source: Food and Water Watch, "Financial Statements and Independent Auditors' Report," December 21, 2012.
FWW expenses, 2012
Expense type Amount Percentage of total
Food program services $3,957,967 34.41%
Water program services $815,419 7.09%
Common resources program services $4,236,958 36.84%
Management and general supporting services $1,740,091 15.13%
Fundraising $751,105 6.53%
TOTAL EXPENSES $11,501,540 100.00%
Source: Food and Water Watch, "Financial Statements and Independent Auditors' Report," December 21, 2012.

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