Gardeners: Share Your Veggies!
your veggie garden going crazy with all this rain? Do you have more lettuce,
chard, or kale than you and your family can eat?
SFC’s Spread the Harvest program and share your garden’s abundance with
neighbors in need! Click here to find out how.
Whole Families Cooking Healthily
Ritz, an educator from the South Bronx in New York recently said “children should not
have to leave their community to have a better life.” SFC’s The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™ believes this
too—that’s why it offers cooking classes in communities in need around Austin
by training moms, dads, grandparents and other active community members to
Facilitate healthy cooking classes. The classes are offered where it is most
convenient for the families being served—be it a school, clinic, church or grocery
store. In fact, The Happy Kitchen/La
Cocina Alegre™ has doubled the
number of classes it offered since last year.
In April 2010, the Program
completed two Facilitator Trainings—one in English and one in Spanish—boosting
the number of trained Facilitators to over 50 men and women. So far this
program year, there have been fifteen 6-week classes, with another 10 series
scheduled to begin before the end of June. The result? Over 400 families
learning to prepare and cook meals with fresh, healthy ingredients to ensure
their kids have a future as bright as the rainbow chard in their take-home
Elio and Carmen lead a class at HEB with take home bags ready to
SFC Farmers' Market East debuts March 20th! Located at the YMCA East, 5315 Ed Bluestein, Hwy 183 at 51st St., this market runs year-round on Tuesdays, 10am-1pm.
Can you help provide food access to Central Texans in need this winter?
STATE POLICY UPDATE
you to everyone who wrote and called to protect farmers' markets from
new regulations! Our colleagues at Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance have received an email from an official at the
Department of State Health Services stating that the agency is
withdrawing the proposed rule to classify farmers' markets as food
FARM BILL 2012 NEWS
SFC has followed some of the key elements of this year’s
Farm Bill that will help advance sustainability in our food system and
support great access to healthy food for all. For more on
the 2012 Farm Bill, including detailed information on specific Farm Bill
components and guidance on how you can get involved, click here!
THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS!
We are grateful for support from The Charles & Betti Saunders
Foundation, Texas Gas
Service, and Superior HealthPlan
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