How Do I submit a change of address? The staff at Slow Food USA manages your membership. If you need to change your mailing address or email, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at (718) 260-8000.
Are events for members only? Most of our events are open to the public. However, on occasion we have members only events.
Why do you charge for events and what are the costs? We typically partner with small producers, vendors, restaurants, markets and chefs, and part of our purpose is to support them. Therefore we would not ask them to absorb the cost of events. The cost of most events range between $15.00 and $40.00. Occasionally we do fundraisers that cost significantly more and they are noted as fundraisers.
How are you funded? Local Chapters (Slow Food Detroit) receive 3% of Slow Food USA membership dues which is a range of $1.80-$2.25 per SFD member. The majority of funds used to promote the missions of SFD and Slow Food USA are raised through events and fundraisers.
How can I get more involved? Plan an event: Contact us about holding an educational tasting at your favorite ethnic restaurant. Help us organize a volunteer-day at a community garden. Get a committee together to start an edible school yard. Host a potluck. These are just some ideas.
Volunteer: Members can volunteer to staff events and help plan them.
Attend planning meetings: Our goal is to meet once a month. Please contact us by email if you would like to join.