Keep Local Food Available for All During COVID-19
It is with a heavy heart that Sustainable Food Center had to cancel Farm to Plate, our annual fundraising event, for the first time in its 13-year history due to the COVID-19 crisis.
But as long lines grow at grocery stores and demand for food in our community spikes, our work is more critical than ever.
- Our SFC Farmers’ Markets Downtown and Sunset Valley remain open as essential food-access points. Our team has been working around the clock, using more SFC resources than ever before, to ensure the safety of all our market shoppers and vendors.
- We are tirelessly advocating on behalf of growers to be sure locally grown food reaches those who need it most, including our neighbors who receive food assistance and may not be able to find what they need at overburdened grocery stores.
- We are redoubling our food access efforts through Double Up Food Bucks and mailing seeds to our Spread the Harvest program participants to ensure broad access to healthy food for everyone in our community during this time of crisis.
The cancellation of Farm to Plate is a severe loss to our organization at a time when our local food system is more important than ever in helping to keep our community fed. Please, help us reach our goal of raising $300,000 - the same amount we had hoped to raise through our Farm to Plate event.
Your Gift Will Be Matched!
Thanks to the Still Water Foundation, we now have a generous $25,000 matching grant! That means your gift will be matched up to $25,000 - DOUBLING the impact of your gift!
With your partnership, we can continue our critical support of farmers who are facing unbelievable challenges and low-income families who have been the most impacted by this pandemic. Please, donate now.
Learn more about COVID-19 Impacts on our programs
April 4: Watch the video below for an update from Ronda Rutledge at the SFC Farmers' Market Downtown :
April 14th: Watch the video below for an update from Molly Costigan, The Happy Kitchen Program Director, on how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted our free cooking and gardening programs.
April 21st: Watch the video below for an update from Alex Mace, Food Access Manager. He tells us how our Double Up Food Bucks program is providing essential food access during COVID-19.
April 28th: Watch this video for an update from Joy Casnovsky, SFC Deputy Director, about our advocacy work to support small farms during COVID-19.