Food from local farmers and bakers and from regional farmers was
celebrated Oct. 24 in observance of National Food Day.
National Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward
more healthy, affordable and sustainable food that helps to increase
awareness in the community as to where their local food comes from.
A handful of people gathered at the City Hall to have a healthy,
locally grown breakfast for 'Breakfast with the Mayor' and to talk
about the significance of eating and buying locally grown produce,
meat, flour, and more. (more…)
New Albany, MS 10/24/2012 - Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Food Day, created by Center for Science in the Public Interest, is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies. (more…)
JACKSON AREA EVENTS
October 20 – Kick-Off Celebration at Mississippi Farmer’s Market annual Harvest Fest. Details here.
October 20 – October 26 – Fundraiser for Extra Table to help feed Mississippi’s hungry a healthy diet. Pre-order a 2013 EatJXN Card. All proceeds benefit Extra Table’s food fund – 100% of funds go to purchase healthy food packs for Mississippi’s hungry to be distributed by local food pantries. (more…)
In conjunction with the National Food Day 2012, the students of the Food Policy class in the Public Policy Leadership Department of the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and the Office of Sustainability are hosting the second celebration of Food Day on the Ole Miss campus Monday, October 22, 2012. (more…)