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THE ARC, San Francisco

The Arc of San Francisco is a non-profit organization founded
in 1951 to serve, support and advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities. They provide a variety of services and currently support over 500 people on a daily basis. Their mission is to serve people with developmental disabilities by promoting self-determination, dignity, and quality of life.

Down to Earth Food provides hands-on cooking instruction to clients at the Arc. For more information on the ARC please visit


A Home Away From Homelessness is a non-profit organization that nurtures and supports the needs of homeless and formerly homeless children and families in San Francisco and Marin. Located in Fort Mason and Marin Headlands areas—four ‘homes’ provide a physical, emotional and spiritual break for children living in dire situations.

Twice a month, Caroline prepares a healthy homemade meal for her young friends at Home Away. To learn more about A Home Away from Homelessness please visit


Slow Food Nation is a subsidiary non-profit of Slow Food USA and part of the international Slow Food movement. It was created to organize the first-ever American collaborative gathering to unite the growing sustainable food movement and introduce thousands of people to food that is good, clean and fair.

To learn more about Slow Food Nation please visit

ART.FOOD.HOPE., Washington D.C.

On the eve of Barack Obama's inauguration, renowned American chefs united to cook simple, delicious meals in beautiful homes. In the spirit of service and community, chefs volunteered their time and hosts opened their homes to support both the sustainable farmers and the charity organizations that have fed the community of Washington D.C. for over twenty years. With an understanding of the connection between art, food and quality of life, noted cultural figures helped to foster a new type of conversation at the dinner tables. Many of Barack Obama's biggest supporters and advisors were guests at the dinners. Guest chefs included Alice Waters, Dan Barber, Tom Colicchio, José Andrés, Joan Nathan, Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless and Nancy Silverton to name just a few.

To learn more about other projects by Alice Waters please visit

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