2014 Hawai‘i Food Day Update

Food Day

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies.

Here is the Food Day 2013 Campaign Report.

If you haven’t already, please get in touch with us (Emily Caras, RD or 202-777-8368) to share with us your ideas and plans for Food Day 2014.

Among other planning, the organizations listed below are in the process of planning the following Food Day events and activities:

Sweet Annie:

  • Food Day Fair at Castle Medical Center
  • Food Day Exhibit at Waimanalo Country Fair

Hawai‘i Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier:

  • July 30 – Liholiho Elementary Open House – parents sign-up for Food Day and garden and nutrition activities (Aina in the School funded by Jack Johnson and the Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation) at Liholiho Elementary School, Honolulu.
  • August – 1 Food Day table sign-up and publicizing of Food Day at the Jack Johnson Concert, Waikiki Shell.
  • August 2 – Les Dames d’Escoffier Food Day Event – Country BBQ and Food Preserving Workshops – 11 am at a family farm in Punalu’u. Lunch and hands-on workshops in pickling, dehydrating, and earthworm composting. LDEI family friendly event including children and dogs!
  • October 17 – 8:30 to 11:30 – Family, Fun and Food Day – Liholiho School and Les Dames d’Escoffier, a morning of healthy tasting and movement for 650 students, parents, staff and teachers.
  • October 24 – Punahou School Food Day Garden event .

Hawai‘i WIC Program:

  • Fun activities for WIC participants that highlight “Eating Real”
  • A video demonstrating easy, healthy, on-your-own recipes using ingredients that participants can pick up using their WIC benefit checks that can be shown in their waiting rooms.
  • A distribution of Food Day recipe cards and educational information to WIC participants.
  • A “Food Raiser” event for the Hawai‘i Foodbank in which they collect donations used to purchase fresh produce by a local farmer which is then delivered to the Foodbank on Food Day.
  • A “Grow a Garden” featuring how to start seeds.

If you want a planning meeting or call in your area or have a large group, campus group, etc., that you can bring together, we would be happy to help facilitate a meeting or call. Just get in touch with us via email or phone 202-777-8368.

Visit the website, www.FoodDay.org, share the information with your co-workers, friends, farmers, neighbors, community organization… and share with us your ideas, guidance, and community building!

Thank you, and we look forward to working with you throughout the year!