The first time I met the folks at the Sustainable Food Center (SFC) their office was in a small trailer off of East Cesar Chavez and the Downtown Austin Farmers Market had just started. Almost a decade later, SFC is an integral part of building a healthy, sustainable food community in Central Texas and they finally have a home that will help them fulfill their mission.
SFC is hosting a day-long series of festivities on Tuesday, September 24th to celebrate their new home and show off their new teaching kitchen, community spaces and more. I can’t wait to see their new offices and visit the SFC Farmers Market East.
Of course, a dream house like this doesn’t happen without a lot of hard work and support from the community, and SFC needs our help to close the final gap on their capital campaign. St. David’s Foundation has offered a challenge grant to help raise the last $300,000 and will provide matching funds for money raised from the community. People who donate between now and the end of September will be part of a special Key Holder group, receiving an invitation to a special celebration as well as name recognition on a plague at the facility and on the website. Donations of all sizes are welcome and can be made online.
Congratulations to SFC on their continued growth! Let’s show them some love for the invaluable work they do in our community by making key holder donations today.