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Community Power in Action 


When we learned of over $50 million in sudden cuts to food security in San Francisco, we helped organize a coalition of food providers supporting more than 70,000 families with needed groceries and meals. We wrote letters, stayed till midnight on budget night, and most meaningfully to me, shared testimony at city hall.

Rachel, an Apprentice, and Della, a grandmother who gets groceries and meals from Farming Hope, teared up sharing stories both personal and political, asking for the priorities they demand from the world. Waiting four hours to talk for one minute shouldn’t have made me so proud, but it did. I saw then that Farming Hope is bigger than a place or a nonprofit, it is a community with shared values.

Della and Rachel got what they asked for. Last week, full funding was returned to support the 70,000 families. And we’ve helped initiate a coalition that can continue fixing our broken food system, building power with more people.  

At the end of this month, I’ll move on from the longest job I’ve ever had, Executive Director of Farming Hope. I’ll still work as a Senior Advisor, but remotely from …🤠Texas.

I get to hand over the reigns to two of the smartest, kindest people I know, Andie Sobrepeña and Kerry Rodgers

I would love to see you at the send off party, Friday, July 29 at Refettorio San Francisco.

Get your tickets here.

Thank you to all who make Farming Hope a true community. Nothing more worth fighting for than each other.

Thank you,
Jamie Stark
Co-founder and soon-to-be Senior Advisor

P.S. Help me kickstart Farming Hope's new Co-Executive Directors' work by contributing to my fundraising goal. I hope to raise $30,000 by the party on July 29. We're halfway there already, can you make a gift today? 

Tickets for July 29
Donate toward Jamie's goal
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Join us at Farming Hope at Manny's: 
Guest Chef Series Returns

Next up, Chef Tu David Phu of Top Chef fame will cook for one night only. 

Monday, August 8, 2022
7 – 9 pm
149 Fell Street, San Francisco

Chef Tu is excited to "feed it forward" and share his story of growing up knowing what food insecurity is like here in the Bay Area. 

There are only a handful of tickets left, so get yours today!

From Chef Tu's Official Bio: Chef Tu cut his culinary teeth in the kitchens of some of the nation’s top restaurants, including Daniel, Acquerello and Chez Panisse; and across a wide range of cooking cultures – from the American culinary greats to classical European traditions. But it was what he calls “the memory of taste” that pulled him back to his roots: the practices, ingredients, techniques, and flavors of Vietnamese cuisines.

Tickets for Guest Chef August 8

Get Involved

  • Donate to help our vital programming continue
  • Attend or Sponsor a Guest Chef event 
  • Volunteer to deliver meals or to help at our in-person family meals 
  • Share Farming Hope's work with your network 
  • Host your event at Refettorio San Francisco 
  • Eat at Manny's

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