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Awards

Each year, the Southern Foodways Alliance celebrates men and women whose lifework enriches Southern food culture. Seven SFA awards and honors recognize these cultural standard bearers.

Wendy Shenefelt


Do Good Fellow Wendy Shenefelt serves as Programs Director for Alternate ROOTS, a Southern-based regional arts service organization and coalition of artists and cultural organizers striving to be allies in the elimination of all forms of oppression. Prior to her tenure at ROOTS, Wendy worked in education and arts administration in Mississippi and community organizing and youth leadership development nationally with the Children’s Defense Fund. A former dancer, current consultant, wannabe writer and Texas Woman’s University alum, Shenefelt splits time between Jackson, Mississippi, and her four-wheeled office traveling across the South.


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WE CAN CULTIVATE PROGRESS.

The Southern Foodways Alliance drives a more progressive future by leading conversations that challenge existing constructs, shape perspectives, and foster meaningful discussions. We reconsider the past with research, scrutiny, and documentation.

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