World Food Day

I am embarrassed to say that I just realized it is World Food Day.

The theme for this year is Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”

So, as the World Food Day website suggests, raise your glass and toast a farmer.

And, support the fight to end hunger by volunteering or donating to the cause.

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

I thought this was cool.
 
Saturday, May 8th is the National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive. I received a blue plastic shopping bag in my mailbox yesterday specifically for the Food Drive.
 
Here's what you do to help (according to www.helpstampouthunger.com).
  1. Place non-perishable food items in a bag
  2. Leave the bag at your mailbox on Saturday, May 8th
  3. Your letter carrier will pick up the bag and deliver it to local food banks and pantries

Food Waste in America

I just received word of a cool opportunity to learn more about the issue of food waste here in America. I know you’re thinking that doesn’t really sound like a good time, but trust me. You’ll enjoy yourself.

Saturday, December 5th, the Glendale Church of Christ will be hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary Dive!

There will be a question and answer session with filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and an opportunity to indulge yourself with the “best dumpster food you’ve ever eaten!”

According to the Facebook event page:

Dive! follows Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good food and uncover a disturbing truth about waste in America. The goal quickly becomes to find out why so much edible food is thrown away instead of being delivered to those who need it. The result is equal parts entertainment, guerrilla journalism and call to action.

If you’re on Facebook, rsvp for the event ahead of time. This should be a really cool night.

Learn more about the film at www.divethefilm.com.