Farm to Every Fork Dinner
To Relieve Food Insecurity
It’s one thing to get a good taste of the region at a local event (Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Festival, for example). It’s another to be offered an amazing regional meal with wine and entertainment at a dinner that benefits homeless and others with food insecurity. That’s Farm to Every Fork. An innovative coalition has put together an evening that will feature food from the best Sacramento regional restaurants and farms. For participants and supporters, it represents a chance to make a communal commitment to end hunger in the area.
- The organizers are:
- Homeward Street Journal
- Slow Food Sacramento
- Food Not Bombs
- Alchemist Community Development Corporation
- Fund for Urban Gardening
- Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
- River City Food Bank
- Loaves & Fishes
- The Sacramento Natural Food Co-Op
- Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee (SHOC)
Each $150 ticket for the Sept. 13 event will fund two dinners, one for the ticket holder and one for a neighbor who has experienced hunger and food insecurity.
Paula Lomazzi, head of SHOC, says the evening is designed so that “we can break bread together, share stories, and understand better the challenges facing our homeless and low income neighbors who are struggling with the cost of food, limitation and reduction in food stamp funding, and difficulties in access to emergency food programs.
Lomazzi says there are lots of opportunities to protect and strengthen food and nutrition programs locally and statewide. She said she sees new solutions employed every day in California communities. “We want to support the ordinary people growing gardens and working in so many other ways to end hunger.”
A few tickets are still left for this unique event, and sponsorships are welcomed as well. Visit sacshoc.org or call 916-862-8649. The dinner event also will include opportunities for tabling, an auction of eccentric valuables, lots of networking, good music, and…did I mention…delicious fresh food?