Food Day, which is actually Wednesday, October 24 is all about celebrating our transition back to sustainable, organic, healthy, affordable food, grown, harvested & lovingly prepared locally. Its priorities are to:
- Promote safer, healthier diets
- Support sustainable and organic farms
- Reduce hunger
- Reform factory farms to protect the environment
- Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers
Presented by Elgin Green Drinks & Food Transition Group, it is also sponsored by Simple Balance Holistic Center and Downtown Neighborhood Association.
So check out the below calendar for next week and make it a goal to go to at least one of the events if not all!!
All Week Long….
-We will be collecting donations for “Food for Greater Elgin” all week long.
–Various local restaurants are committed to Food Day initiatives and make more sustainable choices.
In honor of Food Week Simple Balance is giving a complimentary B.E.S.T session (by appointment only) in exchange for a donation of 10 food items for our local Food Bank “Feeding Greater Elgin”. Go to SB’s website for more information and to arrange appointment.
WEEK OF EVENTS
Sunday, October 21 – ” 30th Annual Elgin Crop Hunger Walk” – Starts behind City Hall http://elgincropwalk.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, October 24, 10:00pm-2:00pm “Food Day Farmers Market” – Dupage Court next to Al’s Cafe! Please join us in welcoming Mayor David Kaptain at 1:00pm as he reads the Food Day Proclamation. Please register to have a table here
Wednesday, October 24 – Sherman Hospital’s cafeteria will be featuring Healthy Sustainable Food choices as well as showcasing their organic garden. Located on Randall Rd. in Elgin just South of I90
Thursday, October 25, 3:00pm- 5:00pm – We will be hosting a Food Day Booth in the Gail Borden Public Library lobby : Spin the Food Wheel to learn and win prizes!
Friday, October 26, 6:00pm-9:00pm At Simple Balance Holistic Center (221 E. Chicago Street), Dr. Jaena will give a presentation on Simple Sustainable Food Choices & Nutrition for Wellness then we will watch the film “Ingredients” FREE Admission – Space limited please register here .
Saturday, October 27, 6:00-9:00pm “Nightmare on Chicago Street” Please visit our booth outside of Simple Balance Holistic Center at the “Nightmare on Chicago Street” event. Stop by and sign up for a raffle and contribute to a piece of ART depicting the toxin food that may have created some of these zombies. We will also have information on the new “Elgin Food Store Coop” If you would like to be a part of it please take the coop survey here .