Year End Giving
Thank you for considering a tax-deductible donation for Slow Food Atlanta. Slow Food is an educational organization seeking to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system. Slow Food reconnects Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. We work to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that they ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.
Slow Food Atlanta is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and governed by a board of directors. All board members volunteer their time and do not receive compensation for their services. All membership dues are allocated to support the national office, Slow Food USA, in New York. Slow Food Atlanta is solely supported by donations and fundraisers. Below is an overview of a few of the projects that we support:
The Georgia Small Farms Disaster Relief Fund was established by Slow Food Atlanta to assist small, sustainable farms in Georgia that suffered damage during the September 2009 floods as well as other natural disasters such as tornadoes. Our mission is to help farmers recover from their flood losses by providing funding, volunteers, and equipment as needed. To date we have made $87,740 in disbursements to small, sustainable farms that have suffered either flood or tornado damage.
Terra Madre was initiated by Slow Food International in 2004 to give visibility to small-scale sustainable farmers and link them with other stakeholders for collaborative change in our food systems. Workshops, programs and events are organized at a bi-annual conference with the goal to increase awareness and create positive change by educating people about their food choices. Slow Food Atlanta supports our local farmer and educator delegates by providing travel grants so that they may attend the Terra Madre conference.
Our Time for Lunch Campaign seeks to educate the public about the need for healthier food in public schools with the ultimate goal of reducing childhood obesity rates. Slow Food Atlanta supported several informational sessions with guest speakers and public rallies were held to educate the public about the need for change.
Slow Food Atlanta believes that everyone has a right to enjoy good, clean and fair food. We believe the food we eat should taste good, that it should be produced in an earth-friendly manner, and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to:
Slow Food Atlanta
631 Robinson Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
You may also make donations via PayPal at the link below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about donations for Slow Food Atlanta, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Small Farms Disaster Relief Fund Update
We thought you would like to see an update from one of the farms that received funding from Slow Food’s Georgia Small Farms Disaster Relief Fund. Riverview Farms is still recovering from the 2009 tornado that ripped through their farm, but, regardless, they continue on!
Georgia Small Farms Disaster Relief Fund
The recent floods and tornadoes have caused a lot of heartbreak and damage to local, family farms. We are still assessing the situation as to the number of farmers that will need assistance and the extent of the losses. Some farms have extensive damage; they have lost all of their crops and suffered devastating livestock losses. Unfortunately, FEMA does not provide relief funds to farmers affected by the floods and severe weather; they will only offer loans. In order to assist our local farmers we have created the Georgia Small Farms Disaster Relief Fund.
Donations will be provided directly to local, Georgia farmers in need. Please make checks payable to “Georgia Small Farms Disaster Relief Fund” and mail checks to
Georgia Small Farms Disaster Relief Fund
P.O. Box 2641
Smyrna, GA 30081
Watch the News Story from Fox 5 Atlanta
Georgia Flood Flooded Farms Movie:
To see the five-minute film, A Portrait of Devastation: Love is Love Farm, CLICK HERE.
The Power of Nature:
A short film about the tornado that hit Riverview Farms last year