“Everybody eats” is the Community Food Advocates tag-line – but not everyone has access to healthy food. Find out what you can do and learn how Community Food Advocates and others are working to make our food system healthier, more just and sustainable at “Food Day-Nashville,” at the Nashville Farmers’ Market on Monday, October 24 from 5 pm – 8 pm.
Community Food Advocates and the Nashville Farmers’ Market are hosting Nashville’s very first “Food Day” celebration. Food Day planners are welcoming Nashville residents from all across Nashville’s food system to the inaugural Food Day event. Food Day is a national effort that seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.
Food Day will be an opportunity for all Nashvillians to sample local food prepared by some of Nashville’s best chefs. Nashville non-profits, farmers and food-system businesses will be present, giving Food Day participants a chance to learn about efforts to make healthy food more accessible to all Nashville residents, as well as connect consumers to locally grown and produced food. Several of Community Food Advocates’ Intergenerational Gardeners will also be on hand to discuss their gardening projects. Families are welcome to bring their children, who can participate in our “Seedlings” activities for kids.
Community Food Advocates looks forward to recognizing the first recipients of the “Real Food Hall of Fame” (RFHOF) awards at Food Day. The RFHOF winners will be Nashville residents and/or businesses who exemplify what it means to end hunger and work for a healthy, just and sustainable food system. Community Food Advocates is seeking nominations now. These food system champions will receive a custom-designed award in their honor.
For more information on the national Food Day movement, please visit http://foodday.org/. To volunteer with planning and coordinating the October 24 Food Day event, contact Brian at email@example.com.
To nominate a person or business for the “Real Food Hall of Fame”, email your nominee’s name and 3-5 sentences detailing why the person or business deserves to be in the Hall of Fame to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Food Advocates is a nonprofit in Nashville, TN whose mission is “working to end hunger and create a healthy, just and sustainable food system.” The Nashville Farmers Market is home to farmers, artisans, restaurateurs, and local business merchants throughout the year.