Healthy Food is for Everyone

Imagine you are a parent desperately wanting to provide healthy food for your family. You must have the time, money, and transportation to purchase food to put on your table at home.

Some of us take these resources for granted, but many of our neighbors experience barriers to buying nutritious food on a daily basis.

At Sustainable Food Center, we believe that everyone should have access to healthy food. Forty years ago, we started with a mission to teach members of our community how to grow their own food. This mission has become a movement to build access to healthy food for everyone in our community.

With your help, we can continue to support our neighbors who need it most through new and innovative programming, like the pilot neighborhood farm stand we launched this year on the grounds of Cunningham Elementary.

On Friday afternoons, parents and kids are able to purchase affordable, healthy produce directly from a local farmer right outside the school doors.

Now that I have a child, my health and her health are both important, more important… [The farm stand is] right here on site and available to families that really need it… It’s a great, great opportunity. Great vegetables, great price, great location.

- Sarah, mom and Neighborhood Farm Stand participant

We cannot support moms like Sarah without your help. I hope that you’ll invest in Sustainable Food Center so we can continue to connect the families of Austin with healthy, local food this holiday season.

Please, give today and grow a strong local food community that benefits us all.


Ronda Rutledge

Executive Director

P.S. With your gift, together we can help moms like Sarah get the nutritious, affordable food they need to support the health of their families. Please give now to cultivate a healthy, local food system for everyone in Central Texas.