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.
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?