EXETER – American society has clearly waffled on what food it thinks is best, and there are plenty of places to get information on the “right” balance of food. But hasn’t anyone just tried to figure out what food is. In this country it is a ubiquitous commodity sold on almost every corner, but we don’t think about where it comes from, what it does to our bodies and how it can solve food insecurity.
But every October, Americans attend thousands of events across the country to celebrate Food Day – an experience to enjoy real food and to influence change towards improved food policies. Food Link of Tulare County will be holding their Annual Food Day Event on October 28, 2017, at 611 2nd St., Exeter, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
According to the Food Day’s official web site, Food Day is “a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level.”
FoodLink of Tulare County will host a multitude of activities during their Food Day Event.
“We will host a cooking and art contest,” Nicole Celaya, Community Food Security and System Development Director, said. “We will have a volunteer fair, entertainment, free lunch, food samples, garden workshop, and Nutrition on the Go Market.”
Food Day was started by the Center for Science in the Public Interest in 1975. The event only lasted two-years, ending in 1975, but 36-years later, in 2011, Food Day was reborn and has moved forward successfully. According to foodday.org, the event is driven “…by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders and organizations, including student leaders, public offices, school districts, and local organizers.”
FoodLink of Tulare County is dedicated to bringing food and nutritional equity to all the residents of Tulare County. For more details about FoodLink of Tulare County’s October 28th Food Day Event, call 559-651-3663, or go to www.foodlinktc.org.