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When you become a member of Slow Food USA, you are not simply paying for a subscription to our publications, or for a membership card; your dollars go to further the goals and initiatives of Slow Food both nationally and internationally. Through this exchange, our members can be personally involved in furthering the goals we all share.
Slow Food International uses their percentage to help open new Slow Food offices around the world. There are currently over 800 chapters in 50 countries with seven national offices in: Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the USA, France, Japan, and Great Britain. With your support, Slow Food continues to establish new offices and chapters, increasing our body of members and strengthening our international community.
Your dues also support development of the movement here in the US, including the development of new chapters. On average 40 chapters open each year, and that number is growing! We provide support to existing chapters and network all 300+ leaders to share their wealth of knowledge and experience in order for each chapter to become even stronger and reach out to a wide range of their community.
The rest of your dues go towards publications, operating expenses, and membership services, all of which help our movement grow and function while keeping our members updated and connected. Membership dues provide only a fraction of the general operating needs to support such programs as Communications and Outreach, Terra Madre, Slow Food In Schools, Slow Food On Campus, RAFT, Ark & Presidia, subsidized student rates, and our participation at Slow Food Nation
Your annual membership is important to keeping Slow Food alive. We thank you for your continued support, contribution, and communal enthusiasm.
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