National Food Day

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October 24th is the second annual Food Day!

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day, created by CSPI, is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies.

(from FoodDay.org)

This is such a worthy cause and the day promises to cover the country with a wide variety of events. Last year’s inaugural Food Day celebration saw “more than 2,300 events in all 50 states” – we hope 2012 will have an even bigger turnout!

Food Day’s website makes it easy to find an event near you to attend or volunteer to work at.

Perhaps you want to plan your own event? Food Day offers up tons of resources to help you plan and host your own celebration. It can be as simple as hosting a dinner in your home, or as ambitious as teaching a cooking class at your child's school.

There’s no effort too small or large, just get involved and have fun!

How will you be celebrating National Food Day this year?

Photo Credit: FoodDay.org