What can we say? Volunteers make the work we do at SFC possible! At SFC our mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. Volunteers give their time week after week to support this mission. From Fridays in the garden to afternoons in the office packing seeds, to Saturday mornings at one of our SFC Farmers‘ Markets, volunteers do this and so much more!
In 2015 the Corporation for National and Community Service estimated the average value of a volunteer hour at $23.56. In the past year (Aug. 1, 2016- Aug. 1, 2017) volunteers have provided a total of 2,586 hours to SFC. When paired with the dollar amount per hour, volunteers have provided Sustainable Food Center with $69,926.16 in pro bono work! That is an incredible level of support!