“I am a mother, and a parent leader at Padron Elementary. So when I first heard about the Farm Stand, I got interested because it is a way that we can bring fresh food, not only to our own families, but to the whole community. This is a resource we can share.” - Yazmin
You Can Help Us Build a Healthy Austin
The city of Austin is growing at an astounding rate. Drawn by the promise of opportunity, over 150 newcomers arrive to our city every day.
But did you know that 15% of the people living in Travis County are food insecure, or do not know where their next meal is coming from? And at the same time, less than 1 percent of the food consumed in Austin is locally grown.
That’s why we are asking for your support during Amplify Austin. This annual day of giving is our time to join together and give toward our vision for a just future for everyone in Austin.
We need your support to build a food-secure Austin, where all individuals in our community are able to afford healthy food, while also supporting our local farmers who protect our land.
Located at schools and community centers, Farm Stands are community spaces where families are able to purchase locally-grown food at low-cost prices.
Launched in 2015, Farm Stand project has grown to 6 sites as a part of the City of Austin Fresh for Less initiative that is addressing food insecurity in Austin.
These spaces are only possible because of the dedication of community members like Yazmin, who want to bring healthy food not only to their families, but also to their entire community. And in the last year alone, Farm Stands generated over $12,000 in income for our local, sustainable farmers.
But we cannot do this work without your support.
We need your help to raise $32,000 for all our community programs, like Farm Stands. Even better - your gift to SFC will be amplified through a generous matching grant from St. David's Foundation! All donations made on our AmplifyATX.org page from now until 6 PM on March 1st will automatically be included in our Amplify Austin Day total.
Join our city-wide movement of giving and Amplify ATX for SFC!