Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. It builds all year long and culminates on October 24.
With Food Day, we can celebrate our food system when it works and fix it when it’s broken. Across the country, more than 4,700 events took place in 2013 and 3,200 in 2012, from community festivals in Denver, Savannah, and New York City, to a national conference in Washington, DC, to thousands of school activities in Portland, Minneapolis, and elsewhere.
Why Food Day? The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. Those problems cost Americans more than $150 billion per year. The food system behind this diet also takes a terrible toll on the environment and local economies.
Eating Real can save your own health and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path. With America’s resources, there’s no excuse for hunger, low wages for food and farm workers, or inhumane conditions for farm animals.
We are delighted to be reconvening Springfield and other Ozarks communities around the national Food Day campaign with some exciting changes to the marketing plan that not only better highlights all community partners, but also keeps the campaign sustainable year-round.
The goals of the Food Day campaign are to:
- Promote safe, healthier diets
- Support sustainable farms
- End hunger
- Reform factory farms, and
- Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers
Partners in collaboration: