This is going to be a good and powerful thing, my friends! I am very excited to serve as host for this inspirational organizational meeting!
You guys know the drill – schools are cash-strapped, and school lunches are super-processed. 1 in 3 kids born after 1990 will develop diabetes in their lifetime – that’s a third of our country with a serious health issue. Given that 18 percent of folks are without health insurance – myself included – this becomes a major economic draw on our country.
But we can make a change. We can send a united message to our Congress that we’d like to see the budget for school lunches increased. We’d like to see powerful, financial incentives for schools to change their existing programs to include more fresh vegetables and fruits.
And we can do this by … having a picnic!
Yep, Monday, September 7th in Piedmont Park. Slow Food Atlanta’s Eat In … supporting changes in the Child Nutrition Act.
Here’s where you come in. Join us at rogueApron HQ on August 5th for an organizational meeting. Judith Winfrey, Leader of Slow Foods Atlanta, will be on hand to answer questions. You’ll get a chance to connect with your neighbors, and pick up tools to help your organize your picnic. Atlanta has a proud and powerful history of grassroots organizing … this is our generation’s moment.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
• Sign the online petition at SlowFood.org/timeforlunch
• Visit SlowFood.org’s “What You Can Do” section of their sites for ideas on pitching in … whether you’ve got 5 minutes to spare or a lot more.
• Join us at rogueApron HQ for an organizational meeting August 5. You know how we roll, bring booze and snacks to share. RSVP here.
• Invite a friend. Please share this message with friends – parents, organizers, business people, teachers, musicians, churchfolk, artists, hipsters and punks. Whether you love food, your city, your kids, or just sticking it to the man – there is something for everyone to get out of this awesome day.
WORD. RSVP here for organizing day or to help spread the word. More to come on the picnic itself.