Life. Health. Connection. Happiness. Heritage. Sharing. Food is community — it has the power to unite, heal, and bring joy.
Our vision for the future is one of abundance, health, and justice, but we’re up against big odds. America’s food system is in crisis. Industrial agriculture has caused environmental degradation on a massive scale, and corporations pushing processed foods have encouraged widespread sickness and obesity in children and adults. We need your help to grow a strong local food system that benefits us all.
Please consider joining the other amazing individuals, families, foundations, corporate partners and incredible volunteers who make our work possible.
Access to fresh, healthy food is a basic human right. SFC’s Double Dollar Incentive Program (DDIP) allows families like Marquel’s to visit SFC Farmers’ Markets and double the dollar amount that they can spend on fruits and vegetables at the market.
“This program has literally been a lifesaver for us. When we can come home with twice as much healthy food, and know we’ll be putting nutritious, home cooked meals on the table—that’s the best feeling in the world.”
Several years ago, Julio was diagnosed with a terminal illness... He found himself weak and in poor health, with an array of medical issues, and he experienced bouts of depression. [Then] he got involved with Festival Beach Community Garden...
"The garden really helped with my mental health, and also my physical health. Since I’ve been here, I’ve actually become stronger.”
"We grow vegetables because it is an important job that connects us all... It connects us with families who show up when asked to help clean and wash vegetables the day before market. It connects us with all our friends who buy produce from us weekly at farmers’ markets around Austin... Fewer miles from farm to plate mean fresher food and less damage to the environment."
"In May 2004, my life changed forever, when I heard those words, “You have cancer.”
"The Happy Kitchen class caused me to be courageous, curious, confident and smarter when choosing foods... I have monitored my blood work and my numbers are healthier since the better choices I have made from taking the class."
$10 - provides double dollar benefits for fresh fruits and vegetables for a family at the SFC Farmers’ Markets through the Double Dollar Incentive Program.
$25 - provides seeds for one community or school garden through the Spread the Harvest program, allowing families to grow nutritious, affordable food for themselves.
$50 - provides transplants that will grow into fresh, healthy food at one community or school garden through the Spread the Harvest program.
$100 - provides food for two The Happy Kitchen Facilitator Continuing Education classes.
$250 - provides childcare and Spanish interpretation for a Basic Organic Gardening class for parents at Sprouting Healthy Kids partner schools.
$500 - provides an education and cooking kit for several 6-week Cancer Survivor cooking classes.
$1000 - provide groceries for a year of free cooking classes for 150 students.
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Contributions of goods and/or services help SFC move our mission forward – allowing someone to grow their own food, connect with their local farmers for access to affordable, nutritional food, and prepare local food in a healthy manner for their families. Please review our Wish List which features items needed by all of our programs. Contact...more