It’s hard to put into words the way I feel about my time with Sustainable Food Center. The best way I know to do it is to write a love letter – to the staff, to my board, to our partners, and the community that we walk alongside. I’ve never before worked with a team of such dedicated individuals, in service to food justice, to environmental healing, to supporting the livelihood of local growers. The SFC staff truly walks the talk, and I’ve been inspired on more than one occasion to be a better human being because of them. My beloved board members have dedicated countless hours, opened many doors, shared their expertise, and generously supported this agency – I’m thrilled to call several of them lifelong friends.
I love our community partners, who are too numerous to name but who, in coordination with us, work tirelessly every single day toward a more just, regenerative food system and for the wellbeing of individuals and families. And I love the tenacity of the families we collectively serve, their inherent leadership to overcome systemic barriers and to thrive, teaching us all the value of kindness, gratitude, and generosity of spirit. What I value the most is working with and being with all of these people, truly feeling connected to others and to our shared hopes and dreams. I feel honored and humbled to have had almost 15 years with these lovely staff, board, and community members and cannot wait to see what’s ahead for this amazing agency.
Thank you, Central Texas, for supporting our work and ensuring that even during a global pandemic, we can provide the services that the community entrusts us to provide, keeping our core values of connectedness, equity, and sustainability front and center. As I wrap up my time at SFC, I’m asking you to continue your investment in things that truly matter – a robust local food system and food justice for all!