This Thursday, my guest will be Danielle Nierenberg, the Co-Founder of FoodTank: The Food Think Tank, which will debut on January 10, 2013. I first met Danielle at the Greene Space, where she was hosting the book launch of “Eating Planet-NutritionToday: A Challenge for Mankind and for the Planet”. At that time, Danielle was working for D.C.’s Worldwatch Institute and had just returned from a 2 year trip through Africa and Asian, where she was researching and recording our current methods of producing and consuming food, and how that impacts the environment, economics and social sustainability. Her latest endeavor, FoodTank, will be an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between organizations that work with hunger and those that work with obesity, as well as farmers with consumers, policy makers with activists, and eaters with chefs. All of these groups need to work together to find new answers to address our global food system and to find solutions on feeding the world. I am excited to talk to her about how FoodTank: The Food Think Tank, plans on working with all of these groups and bringing them around the convivial table.
On Sunday night, Slow Food Huntington hosted our Terra Madre evening at the Cinema Arts Centre. Myself, along with Ann and Yolanda, the two other delegates that attended the Terra Madre conference, shared photos and stories from our experience in Italy. The evening was celebrated with a potluck buffet and music by the Beta Blockers. It was a great time had by all!
This upcoming weekend, I will be prepping for my Christmas Holiday Feast for the LessFortunate, which will take place on Tuesday, December 18th. As part of this event, I collect winter coats and warm clothing for the needy, as well as toys to be handed out to the children. If you would like to make a donation to this event, please send me an email to arrange a drop-off time (Bhavani@ieatgreen.com), or if you would like to make a monetary donation, you can send your tax deductible donation to our partner organization, The River Fund-NY, at 89-11 Lefferts Blvd, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Please write “Christmas Feast” in the memo. If you would like to sign up to volunteer in the kitchen, prior to the event, please click here to sign up and also send me an email with your contact information, should there be any changes.
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I thank you all in advance and I wish you all a joyous, peaceful, non-stressed holiday season!