SFC’s mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food. As you see, sharing with our community is an integral part of our mission. Our East Austin neighbor, Casa Marianella, has been serving recent refugees and asylum seekers in Austin since 1986. This volunteer-driven emergency homeless shelter provides food, housing, clothing, legal services, English classes and other resources to its residents who last year came to Austin from three dozen countries.