Slow Food USA’s Day of Action: The $5 Challenge

On September 17th, Slow Food members and friends across the country will gather to share good, clean, fair and affordable meals. The goal is to Take Back the Value Meal by cooking fresh, simple meals for under $5 per person – about the cost of a fast food meal.

Slow Food Portland is working with community groups and neighborhood residents to organize a community potluck in the Cully neighborhood. Join us, or take the challenge in your home, school, worksite, a neighborhood park – anywhere you can eat! Share a healthy, delicious meal that costs less than $5 per person. You can cook slow food for yourself and your family for less than $5 per person. You can host a potluck where nothing costs more than $5. You can cook for a crowd and charge $5 or less at the door. Together, we can take back the value meal – because, it should be easier and cheaper to buy fresh, healthy food than fast food!

Every meal counts. Take the challenge here.

In Portland: Cully Community Potluck

Time: September 17, 5:00-7:30
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 5520 Northeast Killingsworth Street
Cost: FREE; bring a dish to share – no contribution is too small, and there will be plenty of fresh food available for all to eat!
RSVP: Visit the Day of Action Site and our Facebook event page.

As part of the Day of Action, Slow Food Portland is working with community members and organizations in the Cully Neighborhood to plan the Cully Community Potluck, an event to celebrate ongoing efforts to increase fresh, healthy and affordable foods in Cully, and to find new ways to work for a just food system for all. How can Slow Food be a partner to communities around Portland, like Cully, that are faced with fast food swamps and real food deserts? We’ll start the conversation over a meal.

Raise the Roof: Volunteer to Help Build the CAPACES Leadership Institute

Last September, members and friends of Slow Food Portland spent a day shoveling gravel and moving dirt – helping to prepare the site of the CAPACES Leadership Institute, a project of PCUN that is destined to build leadership capacity and political consciousness in the Oregon farmworker movement. The walls of the Institute are now standing, but volunteers – especially skilled carpenters – are needed to finish construction and get the roof on by October. To learn more about volunteer opportunities or sign up for a Saturday volunteer brigade, contact Javier Lara.

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