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When you give to American Food Roots, you help save America’s food heritage. AFR’s mission is to find and preserve our food stories – often passed down orally from generation to generation – before they’re lost.

There are many wonderful sites that explain what, how and where we eat. AFR tells us why. America’s food history is revealed in the video memoirs of My American Roots and the culinary biographies and stories in 50 States.

Your dollars help us hire reporters, photographers and illustrators around the country to tell the story of why we eat what we eat.

Although your donation is not tax-deductible, we will give 2 percent of all contributions to further the study and preservation of American foodways. In 2014, we are supporting the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s 2015 Global American South Conference on Food.





Thank you for your generosity.
– Bonny and Michele