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What We Do

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with more than 150,000 members and 2,000 food communities throughout 150+ countries.

Slow Food USA, a national association of Slow Food, has 175 local and campus chapters that coordinate local activities, projects and events.

Working together with members and supporters across the nation and around the world, we:

Care

We preserve and share local foods and food cultures. We defend and advocate policies that promote holistic alternatives to the industrial system. Through tastings, workshops and social opportunities, we explore and celebrate the Slow life.

Cultivate

We develop leaders in communities who model joy and justice. We champion local, culturally significant heritage foods, customs and recipes – and bring these experiences into farms, markets, restaurants and homes. We teach the next generation how to grow, prepare and share food responsibly.

Connect

Conviviality is central to our mission. We are a global community, connecting people to the land and to each other through local projects, educational events, and shared meals. We become catalysts for change by sharing the joy of Slow Food and prioritizing wholesome living over convenience.

These interconnected principles drive our key program areas: biodiversity, children & food, convenings and food communities.

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