I know this has been a trying time for so many of us. I just got power back this past weekend, and the PRN studio just starting broadcasting again on Friday. Hopefully, things are returning back to normal for most of us, but for many, their lives have been drastically effected by this storm. Homes and complete neighborhoods have been destroyed, and many families are displaced and homeless. It’s during times like this, that we get to witness what the human spirit can due, especially when we come together as a community. The River Fund-NY, which is the food pantry in Queens that I partner with, has been serving people in the Rockaways, every day since Hurricane Sandy. This year, as I prepare food for my Annual Thanksgiving Feast for the Less Fortunate, I will be cooking extra food for The River Fund-NY to bring down to the areas hit by the storm. As part of this event, we also do our annual coat drive, and welcome all cold weather clothing donations!
If you’ve never participated with iEat Green before, there are many ways you can get involved. We are looking for donations of defrosted or fresh turkeys, which we will cook, or you can drop-off an already cooked turkey, which we will carve. We are also accepting monetary donations, to help off-set the cost of all the groceries. If you would like to volunteer your time, please send me an email with your availability, so I can put you on the schedule. We will start the preparations on Saturday, November 17th, and will be working straight through, until Tuesday, November 20th. If you would like to make a donation by check, the River Fund-NY is a 501 C-3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible, and you can send them directly to; The River Fund NY, 89-11 Lefferts Blvd, Richmond Hill, NY 11418.
I thank you all in advance for any help you can offer!
On another note, the Long Island Small Farm Initiative is organizing our first, post Summit event, for Saturday, December 1st at 9:30 am. We will be gathering at Fox Hollow Farm in South Huntington, for a morning of garlic planting and farm tour, followed by a community pot luck meal. I hope you can join us for that, and help to build our local, sustainable, community of conscious food lovers! To RSVP, send an email to Long Island Small Farm Central at the NS Land Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok, now back to business! After 2 weeks off the air, I will be returning to my regular show on The Progressive Radio Network, iEat Green with Bhavani, this Thursday, at 10am. My guest is Vegan Chef, speaker, and author, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, who will share with us her 30 Day Vegan Challenge and talk to us about her journey into Veganism. The following week is Thanksgiving and the studio is closed, so I will return to you, on the air, on November 29th, with Karen Washington, the urban farmer extraordinaire, who’s changing the landscape in the Bronx! I hope you can join us for both shows. In preparation for the holiday, on Thursday, I will share with you, my favorite Vegan Thanksgiving recipe. This is definitely a crowd pleaser, and one that I’m sure your family and guests will love!
Enjoy the holiday,
In peace and love,