Food Day 2012

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Food Day 2012

October 24, 2012


Fair Food Project


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National Celebration of Food

Today, all across the country events are being held in support of a sustainable food system. 

Food Day is a national celebration and a movement for healthy, sustainable food.  You can find all kinds of resources at the Food Day website. You will also see a page of events and activities to educate and celebrate the food system. 

When you are celebrating Food Day, 2012, I hope you keep in mind the people who grow the food you eat.  From the ground up, producers of food struggle to put delicious food on our tables.  Many farmers are barely making a living and their workers may be even worse off.  Farmworkers in California frequently live in poverty with low food security and poor health. How can it be that those who harvest our food can't find enough to eat?

CIRS and Food Day

CIRS has donated DVDs to the Food Day organizers for the past two years.  Our DVD contribution is "Fair Food: Field to Table."  If you request a copy, the organizers will send you one, free of charge.  If you want to view the video online for Food Day you can by clicking on the link in the left sidebar.


Fresno Food Day

Fresno County is the country's most productive agricultural region. There are many activities in honor of Food Day being held in Fresno.

These include:

Fresno Food Day Celebration and Weight of the Nation Screening Wed. 10/24/12   6-8pm

Sponsored by CCROPP and Fresno Pacific University, School of Natural Sciences and the Provost’s Peace and Justice Project

Fresno Pacific University, Ashley Auditorium

1717 S. Chestnut Ave. 
Fresno, CA 93702-4709

· Mayor's Declaration of Fresno Food Day

· Market on Kern Street- Farmers Market (9am-2pm) (ACEL Charter School Flash Mob at noon)

· Vineyard Farmers Market (3-6pm)

· Alluvial Community Garden Open House (10am-4pm) 2672 E. Alluvial (between Willow and Chestnut)

· CSUF Students Food Day Event   (Thursday, 10/25: 12:15pm-2pm) CSUF Health and Human Service Dept.

· El Dorado Community Garden Grand Opening (4-6pm)






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