Our next monthly gathering:
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Recovering Fresh Produce to Reduce Food Insecurity
What to Do with Surplus Tomatoes/Zucchini/Potatoes/Greens and much more…
Speakers: Pam Frydman-Rozas of Tikkun-Ha’ir’s Surplus Harvest Project and Felicia Hobert of Glean Milwaukee
These two projects recover nutritious produce from various sources around Milwaukee – produce that is fresh, edible and would most likely be destined for a landfill. Instead, they donate it to meal sites, pantries and shelters to help reduce the growing number of food insecure people living amongst us. They also are involved in other related efforts: to extend the growing season, to educate and advocate for a more fair food system and more. We look forward to ‘breaking bread’ together and a discussion of what we can do to help alleviate hunger locally.
Wednesday, Jan. 8th
Taking the SNAP Challenge
Learnings & reflections on eating on a Food Stamp Budget for one week
Speaker: Kathy Blair Koch, Nutrition and Foods Education Specialist
In November 2013, just before Thanksgiving, Kathy who is a Friends of Real Food member, took the SNAP Challenge. (The challenge came from the HEN - Hunger and Environmental Nutrition - practice group of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.) She will share with us what she found about trying to eat real and healthy food within the constraints of this very limited budget. Earlier that month, SNAP benefits were reduced to $1.40 per person per meal.
Wednesday, Feb. 12th
Food, Education, Community
Speaker: Angela Rester, Executive Director
Wellspring is a nonprofit education and retreat center and organic farm whose mission is to inspire and teach people to grow, prepare and eat healthy food. Their many programs include a CSA farm, teaching people to grow, prepare and eat healthy food and helping to get a food hub going in their area. Prepare to be amazed by the abundance of things going on at Wellspring.