Here at FairShare, we are gearing up for National Food Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Across Madison and the nation, people from all walks of life will gather in celebration of fresh food for all!
The Food Day movement aims to launch a national conversation about important issues like health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare and farm worker justice. The Food Day webpage speaks to the goal of strengthening and unifying the entire food movement within the United States in order to improve food policies. Sounds like an awesome national ‘holiday’!
Want in on the good food fun?!
Register for the 2012 Food Summit sponsored by the Dane County Food Council, “Celebrating Our Progress and Building Our Future,” on Oct. 24. All foodies, farmers, activists, restaurateurs, community gardeners, educators, processors, entrepreneurs and community organizations are invited to attend. The cost is only $35 for the all-day event, includes a locally grown lunch, and is held on Madison’s east side.
Check out the viewing of HBO’s “Weight of the Nation” film being held at Willy St. Co-op East from 6-8 p.m. on the evening of the 24th. Delve into the challenge of improving Madison’s school food offerings and bring a healthy, kid-friendly recipe to share!
If you aren’t in the Madison area, check out the national Food Day events webpage to find an event near you.
~ by Beth Nitz, FairShare Intern