La Festa di Farming Hope

Farming Hope and Refettorio San Francisco
October 2021
08:15 AM PDT
November 2021
06:30 PM PST
GOAL $40,000.00
79.6% To Goal

About Farming Hope and Refettorio San Francisco

Farming Hope is a food justice nonprofit with the vision to build inclusive communities where everyone belongs. We offer a 12-week, paid training in our kitchen for folks facing major barriers to employment, most often homelessness or former incarceration. Alongside our kitchen team, these Apprentices transform imperfect produce into meals for food insecure community members, feeding it forward in a beautiful, dignified way.

In 2023, Farming Hope has trained 35 Apprentices, cooked over 50,000 meals, given away over 160,000 pounds of groceries, and rescued over 22,000 of imperfect produce. Join us in our effort to empower our community and transform our food system.

We work with many partners to achieve our work. Special thank you to our Refettorio partner, Food for Soul! Food for Soul is a project of Lara Gilmore and Massimo Bottura. Learn more:

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About Our Auction

La Festa di Farming Hope is a celebration in support of our community food hub Refettorio San Francisco. Our annual fundraiser will honor the community investments and impact we have made together to restore and rebuild the spirit of community in San Francisco. We will celebrate with music, create connections with our programs and community, and of course savor delicious food from our favorite Guest Chefs like Traci Des Jardins and Bill Corbett **and restaurants including A16, Flour + Water, Zuni Café,** and more to come.

Silent Auction items include: a guided tour of Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project in Berkeley paired with dinner at Chez Panisse; a one-on-one virtual cooking class with Massimo Bottura; and a two night stay at Casa Maria Luigia in Italy including a tour of the Ferrari Museum.

Funds raised from our Silent Auction support our job training, food recovery, and free community meals program.