Local Slow Food leaders — find tools and information that support your work in communities here. Below are toolkits to help you organize around Slow Food’s themes, information for past and upcoming leader calls, tools to help you govern your local chapter, and more.
If you are interested in organizing for Slow Food in your community, please take the first step in joining this global movement by becoming a member today! If you want to start a new chapter, take a look at the New Chapter Application.
Connect with our national network of leaders by joining our Facebook group. Take advantage of this platform to get inspired and to learn from your peers.
Together we are building a world of good, clean, and fair food for all!
Events & Gatherings
Slow Food is all about bringing people together to experience good, clean, and fair food.
National Event Calendar
See what Slow Food gatherings are happening from coast to coast.
Post Your Event
Local chapters and approved partners can submit events to the calendar through this form.
SFUSA Tips for Effective Events
Plan local Slow Food events like a pro with this brief how-to
Monthly Leader Links
Bring national and international campaigns to your community, take advantage of exclusive opportunities to spread the Slow Food message, and get access to promotional and educational materials by signing up for our monthly Leader Links email.
October 2017 Leader Links
September 2017 Leader Links
August 2017 Leader Links
June 2017 Leader Links
May 2017 Leader Links
April 2017 Leader Links
March 2017 Leader Links #3 (Network)
March 2017 Leader Links #2 (Campaigns)
March 2017 Leader Links #1 (Network)
February 2017 Leader Links #1 (Network)
Leader Calls engage our leaders on a variety of topics throughout the year. Check out upcoming calls on the Slow Food USA Network Calendar. Click below for recordings of previous calls.
In accordance with National Farm-to-School month, the panelists on this webinar discuss Farm-to-School practices in more detail while providing various resources to our Slow Food chapter leaders which they can participate to engage in local food sourcing to their communities and schools.April 4, 2017 National Statute Call
The National Statute is the governing document for our local chapter network, ratified by leaders on April 15, 2012 at the Slow Food USA National Congress in Louisville, KY. Proposed amendments will be voted upon this year at Slow Food Nations by Slow Food USA's membership and is subject to ratification at that time.
View the Proposed Amendments to the National Statute
On this call Krista Roberts, Slow Food Nations Event Director, provided current updates about Slow Food Nations (Denver, CO, July 14-16), especially around the delegate experience and programming updates.
On this call Anna Mulé, Director of Communications & Campaigns, provided current updates about our spring campaign.
On this call Krista Roberts, Slow Food Nations Event Director, provided current updates about Slow Food Nations (Denver, CO, July 14-16)
On this call we discussed this year’s Membership Campaign themed “Come to the Table”. Listen to the recording or read these notes.
On this call we discussed the launch of new contact lists for Chapters and the upcoming September membership drive.
On this call we discussed Slow Food’s approach to partnerships and how they are key to our success moving forward.
On this call we discussed Slow Food’s approach to campaigning and how we see it developing as a central element of our national work.
This call discusses Slow Food's theory of gathering, the role of gathering as a central aspect of Slow Food USA's strategic direction, and details of the delegate application process for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016. Read the call notes here.
This call gives a summary of the strategic planning process and an overview of the strategic direction that will begin to shape our work as a national association.(visual presentation starts about 12 minutes in)
For more recordings, visit our YouTube channel.
Guides for bringing Slow Food USA’s themes to your community.
How to Recruit Members
Seven simple steps to convince people to become members of Slow Food.
Terra Madre Day Guide for Organizers and Digital Assets
Join the global network in celebrating December 10th, the day Slow Food Manifesto was signed!
Meatlesss Mondays Toolkit
As part of the Slow Meat campaign, help your community to go meatless one day a week.
Slow Fish Workshop Guide
Connect your community with its fishers by hosting a workshop.
Share the Slow Food message with your community and grow our grassroots network.
Talking About Slow Food
Nail your elevator pitch every time.
Slow Food Logo Code of Use
Be sure you know where and when it’s ok (or not) to put a snail on it.
Email Sign-Up Form for Tabling and Events
The first step in growing the Slow Food movement is bringing people in!
Fancy up your Facebook page or use these images to create Slow Food swag.
A 6x9 PDF that you can take to a printer to have printed.
Membership Form (Printable) for Chapters
A place to collect information about new members you’ve recruited in one place before you send it to the national office to be processed.
Important guides and forms for new and existing chapters.
Chapter Leader Update Form
Use this online form to inform the Slow Food USA national office about a newly elected leader or make updates to a current leader’s contact information.
Your guide to the administrative side of running a local chapter.
New Chapter Application
We walk you through the two-part process of starting a new chapter.
Slow Food on Campus Organizer Handbook
Students can be a powerful force of social change towards good, clean and fair food! Here’s how.
Guide to Filing Chapter Taxes
Don't fear the filing! Simple instructions for the simple process of filing you chapter taxes.
Slow Food’s International Fundraising Guidelines
The fundraising code of conduct for all Slow Food affiliated associations, chapters, and projects.
Annual Chapter Reporting
Annual chapter reports help the national office tell the story of Slow Food across the country by highlighting what chapters are doing on the ground. It's also your chance to tell us how best to contact you, what's working for you, and what's not.
The deadline for chapters to submit their 2017 annual report is February 14, 2018. We recommend using this PDF to view the questions ahead of time and prepare your answers before submitting the report. When you are ready to submit your responses, please use this SurveyMonkey link.
A summary of the 2016 Annual Chapter Report is synthesized and presented in the 2015 Annual Chapter Report.
Chapter Email Accounts
Chapter Email Accounts are the official communication route from Slow Food USA to our network of chapters. You should check this account regularly, as it is where all official chapter communication will be sent from the national office, including:
- Annual Report URLs
- Leader Links (we will still continue sending this to personal addresses as well)
- Membership Lists
- New tools and updates
- Tax Information
If you’re having trouble logging into you chapter email account, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org