Give to support Southern Foodways
The Southern Foodways Alliance documents, studies and explores the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. Our work sets a welcome table where all may consider our history and our future in a spirit of respect and reconciliation.
A member-supported organization based at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, we collect oral histories, produce films and podcasts, publish great writing, sponsor scholarship, mentor students and stage events that serve as progressive and inclusive catalysts for the greater South.
We publish original writing in Gravy, our quarterly journal, and produce a podcast – also named Gravy – where we share stories about everything from coastal land loss to culinary tourism initiatives at Dollywood.
We’ve collected over 1,200 oral history interviews and are building a new digital archive. We have films – so many films – and in summer 2020 we launched the app SFA Stories to showcase our documentary work. Use SFA Stories to navigate Louisiana boudin stops, po’boy shops and more. Look for Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina to go live this spring, just in time to plan your summer road trip. Our audience is smart; our reach is global. Your support makes this happen.
Gifts from generous individuals, foundations and companies fund our good work. With your help and more than 20 years of hard work, we have established the University of Mississippi as the leading institution using foodways as a means to understand and interrogate the American South.
On Giving Day, let’s all work as one to support the Southern Foodways Alliance. Please make a gift! Thank you!