Slow Food Denver

A nonprofit organization

Welcome to Slow Food Denver, a chapter of Slow Food U.S.A., a global, grassroots movement that links the pleasures of growing, cooking, and eating food with the community and environment. Slow Food was founded in Italy in 1986, and has inspired chapters in 160 countries worldwide, with 100 in the U.S. Slow Food Denver (founded in 2001). We are committed to the enjoyment of local food by all members of the community, seeking to create a more just and sustainable food system. We value cultivating community and connection, restoring biodiversity, celebrating food cultures, defending social and economic equality, and protecting the environment. 

Join us in rediscovering the joy of sharing a meal with loved ones and celebrating the richness of our cultural food traditions. In our fast-paced lives, we often forget the simple pleasures of coming together around the table.

But it's not just about us - it's about the planet too. Unsustainable practices are wreaking havoc on our delicate ecosystems, and there are many who struggle to access nutritious food.

We have the power to make a difference, and that's where Slow Food Denver comes in. 

On Colorado Gives Day (Tuesday, December 5), you have the opportunity to support our mission and create a lasting impact on our Denver community. The best part? Our incredible Trustees have offered a $5,000 matching donation to help us reach our goals even faster!

By supporting us on Colorado Gives Day, you'll be fueling our ongoing programs that make a real difference. From nourishing our bodies and supporting local food producers to preserving cultural traditions and promoting sustainability, your contribution will leave a lasting impact on the planet we call home.

We have countless stories to share about the positive changes Slow Food Denver is making for children, local food producers, and the entire Denver Metro area. Together, we can increase food access and awareness for nourishing, local food.

Are you ready to make a contribution to change the world? Click the Give button below and help us reach our goal. 

Your support can make a world of difference. Consider making a one-time gift or setting up a recurring donation - every contribution counts. And if you can help cover the credit card fees at checkout, we truly appreciate it!

Thank you for playing a crucial role in creating a world that's not just good, clean, and fair for all, but also filled with happiness and joy. 

Let's come together and make a positive impact - for our community, our planet, and ourselves!

Questions? Contact Lilly Steirer, Executive Director, at

Thank you for your generosity. 


Slow Food Denver cultivates the enjoyment of local food with all members of the community to create a more just and sustainable food system that aims to bring good, clean, and fair food to all.

Background Statement

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living, and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Slow Food USA leads the movement in the United States. With more than 250,000 supporters, 25,000 members, and 225 chapters nationwide, Slow Food USA advocates for food and farming policy and practices that are good for the public, good for the planet, and good for farmers and workers.

Slow Food Denver, a chapter of Slow Food USA, was founded in 2001 by a small group of committed volunteers to carry out the mission of Slow Food in the Denver community. As a result of hard work, dedication, and passion, this chapter has evolved to be one of the most active in the United States. Our programs and activities revolve around our key priorities: 1) children and food, 2) healthy food access, 3) promoting and supporting local food producers and regional food traditions, 4) advocating for sustainable food policy, 5) community outreach and education, and 6) ensuring the sustainability of our programs and community work.

We have several active, successful programs that this fundraising effort will support. Additionally, we plan to host new events and programs in the coming year. Your generosity will help us to continue our work, as well as grow our impact. Thank you!

Organization Data


Organization name

Slow Food Denver

Year Established



Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Organization Size

Small Organization


1951 Wazee Street Suite 220
Denver, CO 80202

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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