After a long hiatus, the country is getting ready to celebrate Food Day on this Monday, October 24. According to the Food Day website, the day was created to “push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.”
Here are a few local events that I wanted to highlight:
Best variety of cultures, flavors and a chance at prizes: Dorchester $5 Meal Challenge
On Food Day Eve, the Dorchester Food Co-Op is holding a $5 meal challenge! If you have a nutritious and delicious meal that you can make for 2 to 4 people on a $5 budget, you can bring it to this event in Dorchester and enter for a chance to win great prizes. Plus, what a great way to get healthy, inexpensive recipes from other talented cooks!
Best Boston get-together: Boston Community Sourced Potluck
The Boston Food Day Community Sourced Potluck invites you to attend a dinner celebrating healthy, sustainable choices on October 24th from 7-10. If you bring a dish to share, you get a discounted admission ticket!
Best chance to learn more about the Food Day mission and concepts: Rhode Island Food Council Events
In Providence, the state house will kick off Food Day with the launch of the new Rhode Island Food Council, a group dedicated to expanding access to healthy, locally-grown food. This even takes place from 10-11am. Later that day, visit URI to hear a review of a comprehensive state food assessment.
Wherever you are located, check out the Food Day website to search for events by zip code. You should be able to find a variety of events, from supporting policy initiatives to tasting local, healthy foods!