Watch the video above for an update from Joy Casnovsky, Deputy Director

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Advocate for our local farmers and ranchers

Over the last month, we have been giving you updates on the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on our programming and revenue. Thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors, foundation partners, and event registrants, we are now 68% of the way to reaching our goal to make up the funds we lost from the cancelation of our Farm to Plate fundraiser.

And thanks to the generosity of individuals in our community, we have raised over $30,000 since March 31st, which has now been MATCHED by the amazing support of our Board of Directors!

This means we still have our $25,000 matching grant from Still Water Foundation on the table. When you make a donation now, your gift will be DOUBLED!

Your gift is more important than ever right now. In the video above, our Deputy Director Joy Casnovsky talks about the critical advocacy work we are doing on behalf of our farmers and ranchers.

As you probably know, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on our national food supply chain, and we are feeling those impacts right here in Austin. Here at SFC, we work with many farmers and ranchers who depend on sales to restaurants, schools, and other institutions.

But they are no longer able to do this. That's why we are working hard, alongside our partners at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, to advocate for stimulus funds that will directly benefit our local farms.

We need your help so we can continue this vital work that supports our local farming economy. Your gift today will make sure our local farmers can continue feeding us here in our community. Please, donate now.

PS: Don't forget to join us on Thursday, April 30th at 7pm for "The Food Must Go On", a free virtual event celebrating our resilient local food system. Hosted by TV Host and Media Expert Lauren Petrowski, you'll enjoy interviews, demos, tours, and more with chefs, farmers, and foodies. Grab a meal from one of your favorite local restaurants, relax with a glass of wine,and join us while we rally to raise funds to keep local food available for all!

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