To All Those Interested in Food and Justice...
A (usually) weekly update on food issues, promoting access to sufficient, affordable, healthy food—with a focus on campaigns you can become active in!
April 7th, 2017
Current News and Recent Articles on Hunger
- Feeding the 5000 on Thursday May 4: Volunteer For LA’s First Huge Communal Feast Made of Rescued Food!
- Save the Date: Hunger Action Training Wed. April 26 (LA) and Hunger Action Day May 24 (Sacramento)
- Earth Day South LA: Fundraiser for Community Services Unlimited April 8
- Screening of New Film “Homeless in America” April 10
1. Feeding the 5000 on Thursday May 4: Volunteer For LA’s Huge Communal Feast Made of Food That Would have Been Wasted!
Feeding the 5000 LA is a communal feast made entirely out of fresh, quality food that would otherwise have been wasted. The event will take place in Pershing Square on May 4th (11 am to 4 pm), and is free and open to all. Feeding the 5000 events shine a light on the global food waste scandal, champion the delicious solutions and catalyze the global movement. Additionally, the event will feature creative cooking demos with food that would usually be wasted, high profile speakers, and interactive activities led by organisations across the county who are already working to combat food waste in LA. Invite your friends and spread the word on Facebook.
Are you available anytime between April 22nd and May 4th? We need VOLUNTEERS! To help chop food at our Disco Chop party hosted by LA Kitchen on May 2nd; cook on May 3rd; and serve our delicious feast on May 4th. We are also looking for people to man our compost bins, talk to and educate members of the public about food waste, help us set up and pack up, and a whole host of other activities. Tell us your interests and availability, and we will find the right position for you. Sign up HERE!
2. Save the Date: Hunger Action Training Wed. April 26 (LA) and Hunger Action Day May 24 (Sacramento)
Hunger Action LA’s annual training on speaking to elected officials about food policy will be Wednesday April 26 at 6 pm, location: St. Mary’s Church, 961 S Mariposa (entry at 962 S Normandie). Meal will be provided. You’ll learn about this year’s food policy issues at the state and federal level, how to frame your presentation to elected officials, and how to join advocates working to change things for low income, senior and disabled Californians. RSVP: [email protected]
The training is a must for those who are attending Hunger Action Day in Sacramento. It will be the usual adventurous bus ride up with overnight stay on Tuesday May 23 for a day of rallies and legislative visits on Wednesday May 24. If you’re interested please contact [email protected] . All are welcome and we will send you more logistics!
This year’s agenda includes AB 796, which if passed will finally restore the annual cost of living raise for 1.3 million Californians living under the poverty line with only an SSI check: AB 164 which will give California the flexibility to deal with massive threats of cuts to SNAP coming from the current Congress and presidential administration: and several other bills to improve child nutrition, clarify food donation laws, and help people coming out of prison with re-entry! Contact [email protected] for more details.
3. Earth Day South LA: Fundraiser for Community Services Unlimited April 8
EARTH DAY SOUTH LA – APRIL 8TH 2pm to 7pm – TAKE BACK THE BLOCK FUNDRAISER
Free Family Event at the Paul Robeson Center 6569 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
MUSIC - ART - FOOD, COMMUNITY, JUST CHANGE!
This year's Earth Day South LA is our usual family freindly event packed with fun/educational activities spanning many issues pertinent to the heatlh of our planet.
MUSIC: ART: SPECIAL PAUL ROBESON FEATURE: ACTIVITIES & BOOTHS: FOOD & DRINK: VENDORS
Check out more details!
4. Screening of New Film “Homeless in America” April 10
Screening and Fundraiser for new film “Homeless of America” by Mike Miller, formerly homeless in Los Angeles himself. A years-in –the-making labor of love and an incredible achievement under daunting circumstances:
When: Monday, April 10 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Where: Zen Studios L.A. 5024 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038