Slow Food Miami

Miami, FL

Slow Food Miami supports good, clean, fair food for our children and community using sustainable practices in our Edible School Gardens, Educational and Culinary events to connect the community with foods that are seasonal and to local growers and artisan food makers for their use of sustainable methods. We are a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization. Our local members are passionate about good food, supporting local growers and celebrating Miami’s diversity. By acting locally, we are helping to build a community where the food we eat is good for us, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet. Slow Food Miami is the local chapter of Slow Food USA and the International Slow Food Association.


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Slow Food Miami supports good, clean, fair food for our children and community using sustainable practices in our Edible School Gardens, Educational and Culinary events to connect the community with foods that are seasonal and to local growers and...

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EducationHealth & Wellness

Slow Food Miami

Programs

Fundraising goals - $1000
Benefiting charity - Slow Food Miami
 Funds raised through donations
Funds raised through matching donations
(calculated at the end of the program)

Chefs Alliance

Health & Wellness

The Chef’s Alliance was created in 2015 to provide information and education to chefs, cooks, caterers, and artisans, offering support and connecting them to the people who produce our food locally and across Florida. We inspire collaboration and communication between chefs and farmers, forging stronger ties and ease of access to locally sourced and sustainably farmed ingredients for a true farm-to-table experience in Miami. We help coordinate deliveries from regional farms and foragers directly to restaurants, arrange farm tours and connect interested chefs with our local Edible School Garden Programs, where they can experience fresh produce, interact with children and share culinary expertise with educators. We honor the chefs in Miami who are committed to sustainability and environmental consciousness and aim to recruit more. We ask chefs to create partnerships with local providers; create seasonal menus; to draw attention to local foods on their menus; to educate their staff. We ask chefs to avoid ingredients and products that are harmful to guests or the environment. We ask chefs to support initiatives to help the environment by growing food onsite, recycling, composting, and ordering from companies that reduce packaging and waste. We work with chefs to make a positive impact on their community and environment via their sourcing choices, the activities in which they partake, and the materials they use.

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Donate directly to Chefs Alliance

Fundraising goals - $1000
Benefiting charity - Slow Food Miami
 Funds raised through donations
Funds raised through matching donations
(calculated at the end of the program)

Edible School Gardens

Health & Wellness

Our Edible School & Community Garden Program introduces children, their parents and educators to fresh, nutritious and seasonal food, teaching them how to grow it themselves. Each year we invite new and returning teachers to request grants for gardens, upkeep of those already planted and for expert gardening support. Our program currently reaches approximately 36,294 students in 50+ schools. When available, we arrange local farm field trips for teachers and students. This year we will provide 3 orientation classes for educators. At the beginning of the planting season, we provide a 2 hour seminar/luncheon with planting, troubleshooting tips, supplies and gift cards to purchase or replenish budgeted items for their school gardens. Our Directors of Gardens and Education provide ongoing support during the year and conduct educational outreach to each school. After one year, each teacher gets a second round of supplies for the next season. This year we will add 2 more training sessions and a Teacher’s Happy Hour at the end of the year, encouraging shared experiences with like-minded teachers. A few schools have created farmers markets; replaced bake sales with smoothie sales implementing fresh produce and used herbs from the gardens to make soaps and infused oils. Many schools have increased the number of beds from 1 or 2 to 6 or 7 beds, greatly raising knowledge and awareness of food. Students are learning to appreciate the value of good, clean, and fair food with SFM’s help.

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Donate directly to Edible School Gardens

Fundraising goals - $1000
Benefiting charity - Overtown Youth Center
 Funds raised through donations
Funds raised through matching donations
(calculated at the end of the program)

After-School Program

Social Justice & Human Rights

OYC’s after school programming delivers a variety of enrichment and support following each school day. A team of Program Coordinators, Certified Teachers, community experts and volunteers work directly with students to provide homework assistance in a classroom setting, tutorial help as needed, arts and academic enrichment, and daily fitness activities. Students are also provided a hot meal during the after school program.

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Donate directly to After-School Program

Fundraising goals - $1000
Benefiting charity - Slow Food Miami
 Funds raised through donations
Funds raised through matching donations
(calculated at the end of the program)

Chefs Alliance

Health & Wellness

The Chef’s Alliance was created in 2015 to provide information and education to chefs, cooks, caterers, and artisans, offering support and connecting them to the people who produce our food locally and across Florida. We inspire collaboration and communication between chefs and farmers, forging stronger ties and ease of access to locally sourced and sustainably farmed ingredients for a true farm-to-table experience in Miami. We help coordinate deliveries from regional farms and foragers directly to restaurants, arrange farm tours and connect interested chefs with our local Edible School Garden Programs, where they can experience fresh produce, interact with children and share culinary expertise with educators. We honor the chefs in Miami who are committed to sustainability and environmental consciousness and aim to recruit more. We ask chefs to create partnerships with local providers; create seasonal menus; to draw attention to local foods on their menus; to educate their staff. We ask chefs to avoid ingredients and products that are harmful to guests or the environment. We ask chefs to support initiatives to help the environment by growing food onsite, recycling, composting, and ordering from companies that reduce packaging and waste. We work with chefs to make a positive impact on their community and environment via their sourcing choices, the activities in which they partake, and the materials they use.

Read more

Donate directly to Chefs Alliance

Fundraising goals - $1000
Benefiting charity - Slow Food Miami
 Funds raised through donations
Funds raised through matching donations
(calculated at the end of the program)

Edible School Gardens

Health & Wellness

Our Edible School & Community Garden Program introduces children, their parents and educators to fresh, nutritious and seasonal food, teaching them how to grow it themselves. Each year we invite new and returning teachers to request grants for gardens, upkeep of those already planted and for expert gardening support. Our program currently reaches approximately 36,294 students in 50+ schools. When available, we arrange local farm field trips for teachers and students. This year we will provide 3 orientation classes for educators. At the beginning of the planting season, we provide a 2 hour seminar/luncheon with planting, troubleshooting tips, supplies and gift cards to purchase or replenish budgeted items for their school gardens. Our Directors of Gardens and Education provide ongoing support during the year and conduct educational outreach to each school. After one year, each teacher gets a second round of supplies for the next season. This year we will add 2 more training sessions and a Teacher’s Happy Hour at the end of the year, encouraging shared experiences with like-minded teachers. A few schools have created farmers markets; replaced bake sales with smoothie sales implementing fresh produce and used herbs from the gardens to make soaps and infused oils. Many schools have increased the number of beds from 1 or 2 to 6 or 7 beds, greatly raising knowledge and awareness of food. Students are learning to appreciate the value of good, clean, and fair food with SFM’s help.

Read more

Donate directly to Edible School Gardens

Fundraising goals - $1000
Benefiting charity - Overtown Youth Center
 Funds raised through donations
Funds raised through matching donations
(calculated at the end of the program)

After-School Program

Social Justice & Human Rights

OYC’s after school programming delivers a variety of enrichment and support following each school day. A team of Program Coordinators, Certified Teachers, community experts and volunteers work directly with students to provide homework assistance in a classroom setting, tutorial help as needed, arts and academic enrichment, and daily fitness activities. Students are also provided a hot meal during the after school program.

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Donate directly to After-School Program

Slow Food Miami

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Financials

EIN: 83-0369536

Budget

IRS 990 Form

IRS Letter of Determination

Classification: Charitable Organization

Subsection: 501(c)(3)

Contact

Name: Michele Benesch

Position: President

Email: development@slowfoodmiami.org

Phone: 703-675-7963

URL: http://www.slowfoodmiami.org

Address: Miami, FL