2016 Food Week of Action & Nation-Wide Day of Action on World Food Day (Responses)
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Date & Time of the ActionCity, State, CountryLocation DetailsName of Event or ActionDescription of Food Week/World Food Day ActionDescription of action/event on Nation-Wide Day of Action on World Food DayName of group or congregation, if applicableContact Person(s)
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October 14th, 10am - 2pm Santa Cruz, CA, USAhttp://bit.ly/2bcf08pHomeless Garden Work DayJoin us on Oct 14th for a volunteer work day event at our farm location between 10am and 2pm! We will give a tour of the farm in the morning, highlighting our programs and organic food production, and then split up to do some farm work. Everyone must come with closed-toe shoes, and we recommend that everyone also wear sunscreen, a hat, layers, and bring a water bottle.Upon arrival, please sign a volunteer waiver at the farm stand.
In preparation for the work day, we also invite people to stop by our downtown store location for a First Friday event on October 7th. There will be music, food and an opportunity to learn about how to get involved during the week! The Homeless Garden Project store is located downtown Santa Cruz between the Museum of Art and History and Pacific Ave (in the Cooper Breezeway).
Homeless Garden ProjectKeren Reichler
kerenr@homelessgardenproject.org
8314263609 ext10
http://www.homelessgardenproject.org/
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10/17/16 5:30-8:00pmBethlehem, PA, USASocial Impact Center at 520 Evans St. Bethlehem, PA Food Week Friend RaiserThe Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley, RenewLV, LV Social Impact Center are partnering on this event commemorating World Food Week.
The purpose of the event is to bring 50 people together to:
(1) Engage a broader spectrum of individuals, especially people of color, in the local food movement; (2) Share in a locally-sourced meal prepared from local produce; (3) Share “food stories” that address urban neighborhood issues such as food access, food deserts and food justice as well as the need for farmland preservation in the region; (4) Understand better the work of the Neighborhood Health Centers of the LV, LV Social Impact Center and RenewLV as it relates to food sustainability. Invitees will include board members and friends of the three partnering organizations, potential funders, potential board members and volunteers and previously under-heard members of the community.
Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh ValleyHasshan Batts, LCSW, CADChbatts@nhclv.comhttp://www.nhclv.org/
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October 14 to 17, 2016
Conakry, Guinea
Christian Council of Guinea
Food Justice & Food Sovereignty
The Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa (FECCIWA) is mobilizing its member Christian Councils and Churches on the occasion of the Global Food Week to engage the Christians and Church leaders in Food Justice and Food Sovereignty related issues including approaches to Poverty eradication. Some of the Activities will include:
Oct 14- Lobby and advocacy for higher minimum wages for Farm workers.
Oct 15- Call for support of the right for peasant seeds, water and access to arable land.
Oct 16- Struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty-call to Agroecology: a path to Food Security and Food Sovereignty, a smart way to build Climate resilience.
Oct 17- Campaigns to stop land grabs.
Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West AfricaTolbert Thomas Jallah Jr.
fecciwa.secretarygeneral@yahoo.com
+22890869829
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Oct. 16, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI USA
Southeast Area Farmers' Market, MLK Jr. Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506
Our Kitchen Table will share free copies of its 10-part Food Justice series, children's handouts, healthy food demos and its ongoing Just Food Dollars campaign, and sponsoring a "Bike Tour of the Foodscape" (9/24) & hosting " Womanism and Agroecology: An Intersectional Praxis" (11/10)Our Kitchen TableStelle Slootmakermedia@oktjustice.org6165380485www.OKTjustice.org
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October 16, 2016 1 PM
New York, NY, United States
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Avenue
NYC CROP Hunger Walk will have on-site registration beginning at 1 pm at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Avenue. Walk will begin at 2 pm and go up Riverside Drive to The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, with a post-walk reception for the walkers. More info or preregistration - https://nyccropwalk.org . All are welcome.
New York City CROP Hunger Walk Committee
Ena Malone
emalone@nyccropwalk.org
646-942-1867nyccropwalk.org
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all weekWaco, TX, USA
356 Spring Lake Rd Waco, TX 76705
World Food Day/Week of Action Farming!
We will be planting and harvesting edible plants in a way that is both healthy for humans and the earth. We will say a prayer for food justice. Our interns will teach elementary and middle school children about growing their own food and about nutrition. We will have 2 classes that week that will cover topics such as sustainable agriculture and culturally competent community development. We will compost and recycle and though these are the activities that we generally carry out weekly as an organization, we will be doing it in the spirit of World Food Day.
World Hunger Relief, Inc.
Rebecca Mann
ebd@worldhungerrelief.org
(254)799-5611
http://worldhungerrelief.org/
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October 4, 7pmGrand Rapids, MI, USADominican Center at Marywood, 2025 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503Food & Faith Interactive ConversationFrom growing to sharing, faith communities are called to care for creation and understand our connection to food and food systems through a theological framework. This interactive conversation will explore the human relationship to food as God intended it to be. Featured presenters are the Rev. Nurya Love Parish, Co-Founder of Plainsong Farm, Margarita Solis-Deal, Director of the Dominican Center at Marywood, and Emma Garcia, Co-Executive Director at Access of West Michigan. Presenters will share their current work and together we'll talk about what might be next for us in our region. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790047391232309/Plainsong FarmThe Rev. Nurya Love Parishnuryaloveparish@gmail.comwww.plainsongfarm.com
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October 14Seattle, WA, USAFood ChallengeOne Sustainable Planet is a climate organization focusing on solutions and working to create a sustainable planet for our children’s children. See http://www.eatingforahealthyplanet.org/
We are asking congregations and families to look at how eating locally, organic, less meat and wasting less food can reduce global warming. The food challenge explores personal ways you can reduce carbon as well as how we can make national food policy changes to support less carbon.
One Sustainable Planet
Lynn Fitz-Hugh
Lynn.fitzhugh@earthlink.net
206-713-0497
http://onesustainableplanet.blogspot.com/
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October 10WA statestatewideVote to End HungerDecisions that impact hunger occur in state, federal, and local offices. That’s why it’s important to vote and get others to vote too. When your November election ballot arrives around Oct. 21, join us in a social media get out the vote campaign by doing the following: (1) Take a selfie of you mailing or returning your completed ballot to a drop box. (2) Post your picture to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with a caption that explains why your vote is a #voteagainsthunger. (3) Tag your friends and ask if they will #voteagainsthunger too. Remember: your ballots must be postmarked or returned to a ballot drop box by 8:00p.m. on Nov. 8th. Postage to return ballots by mail will require two stamps this year due to the large number of ballot initiatives that have resulted in a longer ballot.Northwest Harvest
Christina Wong, Public Policy Manager
christinaw@northwestharvest.org
206.923.7465
www.northwestharvest.org
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11/10/2016Mityana UGANDA
Kampala-Busunju-Hoima Road
Public dialogue on food justice and food sovereignty as we mark 54 years of Uganda indipendence, to take place at Kasejjere village in Kikandwa sub county in Mityana district;main speakers will be Kikndwa local government Agriculture officer and the Director Kikandwa Environmental Association (KEA)Kikandwa communityKaganga John
johnkaganga@gmail.com
+256772494697www.kea.looper.hu
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October 9Yakima WAstatewidePrograms such as Fresh Bucks, Double Up Bucks, Gimme Five, and others, incentivize the use of food benefits (including SNAP/EBT, WIC, and Senior vouchers) at farmer’s markets, thereby promoting greater access to fresh, nutritious produce for low-income shoppers. Watch and share this video about these initiatives! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjihQI7UJMs Also see WA Farmer’s Market Association: http://wafarmersmarkets.org/foodaccess/ebt-match/ and WA Department of Health “Complete Eats” program: http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/NutritionandPhysicalActivity/HealthyEating/CompleteEats
Northwest Harvest
Laura Titzer, Hunger Response Program Manager
ltitzer@northwestharvest.org
206.923.7423
www.northwestharvest.org/growing-connections
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Thursday, October 6
Tracy City, TN 37387 USA
861 Main St. F.A.R.M.S. will be donating nearly 1,500 lbs of potatoes to the Grundy County Food Bank in Tracy City, TN. This donation will generate 1,800 meal servings. The premise of the program is to pay farmers for fresh produce that is then donated to food insecure areas in the farmer's community. For more information please visit www.30000acres.org
Family Agriculture Resource Management Services
Personnel info@30000acres.org www.30000acres.org
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October 9WA statestatewideRaise the WageHERE'S AN IDEA FOR INCREASING FOOD SECURITY...RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE!
Families who struggle to put food on the table are quite often working more than one part-time job at minimum wage, and still come up short when it comes to food. Workers deserve fair wages for their labor, and it's time to #raisethewage!

Washington voters have a chance to do this on November's ballot. Initiative 1433 will Raise Up WA by increasing the minimum wage to $13.50 and providing paid sick and safe leave. This will give workers and families more stability and increase economic activity across our state.

Faith Action Network joins workers, unions, businesses, civic leaders, and voters across WA in urging you to VOTE YES for I-1433 on your ballot!

FAN is an interfaith, statewide partnership striving for a just, compassionate and sustainable world through community building, education, advocacy and courageous public action.
Faith Action NetworkElise DeGooyerdegooyer@fanwa.org206-625-9790fanwa.org
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October 13WA statestatewideOppose the TPP
Support Fair Trade & Food Justice:
Sign on to our letter, "Food Justice Advocates Oppose TPP": tinyurl.com/StopTPPFood and Call your Congressperson Today: (202) 214-3121

The Washington Fair Trade Coalition (WFTC) is made up of more than 70 Washington State labor, faith, environmental, farmer, and social justice groups that are committed to creating a fair, balanced, and sustainable global trading system. Since the WTO protests in 1999, we have been educating and agitating locally for better trade policy, alongside our local and international partners.
Free Trade and Food: Free trade policies have devastated small-scale farmers and their communities since they began to cover agriculture in the 1990s, leaving our food system increasingly concentrated in the hands of just a few global corporations, and pushing a form of industrial agriculture that has destabilized the global climate. Despite real concerns raised by small scale farmers from the Philippines to Korea to Peru, the United States is considering the largest free trade agreement in history -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- and U.S. Congress could vote as soon as November.

A quick look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership reveals the corporate influence behind it -- Monsanto, Cargill, Dupont, Syngenta, and WalMart all had a major role in crafting the deal throughout five years of closed-door negotiations. Unsurprisingly, given its authors, the path laid out by the TPP runs counter to everything we care about: fair trade, food sovereignty, sustainable development, and democratic practices.

Rather than encouraging knowledge sharing and local control, the TPP would privatize seeds and agricultural knowledge. Rather than adopting a precautionary approach to hazardous chemicals and genetic modification, TPP would put the burden of proof on the public to prove something is unsafe. Rather than supporting a transition to local food systems and sustainable production, TPP would push industrial export agriculture, one of the principal contributors to climate change and rife with incredible labor abuses, even modern-day slavery, in the fields and mangroves.
We need trade rules that ensure that food sovereignty, rural livelihoods and sustainable development take precedence over misguided efforts to expand exports at any cost.
Call your Representative Today and ask them to oppose TPP, then sign our Food Justice Letter on the TPP!
Washington Fair Trade CoalitionGillian LocascioGillian@WashingtonFairTrade.org206.227.3079www.washingtonfairtrade.org
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Saturday, October 15th, 1:30-3:30 pm ETRockport, MA, USAHarvey Park in between High Street & BroadwaySeafood ThrowdownThe final Seafood Throwdown of the season is this Saturday at 1:30pm at Rockport Harvest Fest. Join MC fisherman Spencer C Montgomery as two chefs prepare the mystery seafood along with produce from the farmer's market. We'll celebrate community-based fishermen as stewards of our ocean commons and get educated about how to fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Sue Kirby! We're kicking off Sunday's Nation-wide Day of Action organized by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance on World Food Day USA and Canada. Plus catch a fillet demo by New England Fishmongers' fisherman Amanda Parks!Northwest Atlantic Marine AllianceShira Tiffanyshira@namanet.org3023888986http://www.namanet.org/events/seafood-throwdown-at-rockport-harvestfest
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October 16, 10 a.m.
Ashland, Oregon, USA
Walker and Siskiyou
World Food Day worship, including music, prayers and message: Embrace Justice, End Hunger at 10 a.m. in Sanctuary.
11:20 Potluck lunch in Calvin Hall (bring a dish to pass and your own table service)
Speaker: Director of Ashland Emergency Food Bank, Pam Marsh
All are welcome!
First Presbyterian Church, Ashland, Oregon
Rev. Kathy Keener
momrev1kk@gmail.com
5414823536
www.firstpresashland.org
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October 14th, 7pm - 9pm Seattle, WA, USAFind out at https://www.facebook.com/FoodSovereigntyPrizeFood Sovereignty Prize CeremonyFood Sovereignty Prize ~ The Eighth Annual Food Sovereignty Prize will be awarded in October 2016 by the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA), a U.S.-based alliance of food and worker justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and family farming and fishing organizations. Heather Dayhred2011@gmail.comhttp://foodsovereigntyprize.org
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Oct. 15, 3:00-4:30pmSan Francisco, CA, USA155 5th Street (Minna St entrance)Food Regimes and Food MovementsFood Regimes and Food Movements: Tides of Transformation is a class at University of the Pacific Center, but it is open to the public.Food FirstEric Holt-Giménezhttps://foodfirst.org/events/food-regimes-and-food-movements-tides-of-transformation/
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Oct 13, 8:00pm (EDT)Louisville, KY, USA
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8861386798444140803
Land Grabs and TIAA-CREF Land grabs, both in the US and internationally, are taking important ecosystems and food producing land and turning them into commodity crops, plantations and food for export. TIAA-CREF is playing a significant role in the land grabbing. Learn about what is happening generally, in Brazil and what you can do about it.PHP, USFSA, FOEJenny BockJBock@foe.org
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8861386798444140803
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