Next Thursday, organizations, communities and individuals across the U.S. will come together to celebrate Food Day. Its name is, however, somewhat deceptive. Food Day—which aims to encourage and empower people to Eat Real—isn’t one day at all. It’s a year-round movement to lift up “real food,” that is, true nourishment that is healthy, affordable, accessible and produced with care for the environment, animals, and the people who grow, harvest cook and serve what we eat.
October 24th, 2013 will mark the third annual Food Day, and Real Food Real Jobs has been there every step of the way. Last year, cafeteria workers at the University of La Verne celebrated by launching their campaign to stand up for a sustainable future. Over five months, they shared stories, recipes, and solidarity with campus workers across the country, and in March emerged victorious as they earned union recognition. In DC, over 100 workers, student and community leaders gathered to share their stories and hope for the future of food justice in DC. In Boston, Local 26 organized a gathering of 150 food justice leaders from around Boston and across the country. On the inaugural Food Day in 2011, we organized events on seven campuses across the country.
This year’s Food Day promises to be bigger than ever, and you can be involved! Find out how today:
- Join RFRJ at Food Day Chicago!
8am-2pm at Daley Plaza
The Collective Event will showcase activities and good work around food and “Eating Real” to over 6,000 individuals of all ages from across Chicago.
- Sign the Real Food Real Jobs Pledge today!
Show your commitment to a truly sustainable food system is one that respects and involves input from the workers who prepare meals for our children and for us when we are away from home.
- Find a national event near you!
Events are planned from California to Maine—find one in your community.