OCTOBER 2017

SLAVERY SCANDALS:  CAPITALIST LABOUR PROCESSES AND COERCION IN THE THAI FISHERIES
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Carolina Hall 220, UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Peter Vandergeest, Associate Professor of Geography, York University presents the recent scandals around unfree or slave labour in the Thai fisheries has provoked action by corporate seafood buyers, importing governments, intergovernmental agencies, and the Thai government aimed at eliminating unfree labour.  These scandals are not limited to Thailand however, with migrant labour being a feature of the seafood sector globally.  In this presentation we outline the emergence of these scandals, and policy and regulatory responses, as a way of exploring the question of whether what is being labelled modern day slavery is compatible or not with neoliberal capitalism.  We draw on labour process theory to argue that coercion is always present in the capitalist labour process; that policies and regulations that seek to eliminate slavery or unfree labour are primarily about defining boundaries between acceptable and unacceptable coercion; and that the slavery versus freedom framing is essential to the ideological justification for neoliberal capitalism.  Sponsored by: Carolina Asia Center, Department of Geography Political Ecology Series, Food for All.

WEED DATING!
Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:30PM – 4:00PM
250 Wilson Street, UNC-Chapel Hill

Carolina Campus Community Garden and Epsilon Eta, Environmental Honors Fraternity presents Weed Dating!  Join the FUN! for a garden work day and you just might meet the love of your life!  For additional information check us out on Facebook.

FALL HARVEST MOON CELEBRATION: AN EVENING OF STORYTELLING, SPOKEN WORD, SONG, AND SWEET POTATOES
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:00PM – 7:30PM
The Forest Theatre, UNC-Chapel Hill

Edible Campus UNC present an evening under the light of the Harvest Moon, as we celebrate the first season of harvest in the Edible Campus UNC Garden, and the vibrant food movement of the region. We will hear the stories of inspiring local food and social justice leaders, and celebrate the next generation of food activists.  Lineup includes:  Andrea Reusing, James Beard Award-Winning Chef and Owner of Lantern;  Jamil Kadoura, Owner of Mediterranean Deli; April Oo, Member of the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm; Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Acclaimed American Poet, Essayist and Professor; Musicians and spoken word artists of the UNC Chapel Hill community and more!  Attendees are encouraged to pack dinner and blanket, and enjoy this evening at Forest Theatre. Pastries and herbal tea featuring ingredients from the Edible Campus Garden will be available from UNC’s student food justice organizations. Live music preformed by student band Watermelon Frisbee, featuring Robert DeGolian of the Clef Hangers. This event is free and open to the public.  Visit our Facebook page for event updates, and please RSVP here!

SEPTEMBER 2017

NORTH CAROLINA:  THE NEW AMERICAN HEARTLAND
September 27-29, 2017
National Humanities Center
7 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC

North Carolina: The New American Heartland is an initiative by the National Humanities Center to consider North Carolina’s role as a bellwether for the nation as seen through a variety of cultural lenses, specifically Music, Food, and Storytelling. Highlighted by a three-day gathering (September 27-29), it will provide a forum for examining North Carolina’s complex cultural identities and for exploring how the arts and humanities can help us better understand and face our shared challenges. Culinary experts, food writers, activists, and community leaders will explore the worlds of food and consider how this most central aspect of our daily lives is intertwined with issues of globalization, environmental regulation, income inequality, and immigration. Meals prepared by community chefs will be served throughout the three-day event. Presenters include foodways expert Marcie Cohen Ferris, food studies scholar Krishnendu Ray, historian Tom Hanchett, community leader Nation Hahn, food writer and historian Keia Mastrianni and other notable voicesFor more information and to register visit: ncheartland.org.

GRAND RE-OPENING – CAROLINA CUPBOARD: COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY 
Friday, September 22, 2017
Avery Residence Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

Carolina Cupboard: Community Food Pantry will celebrate our Grand Re-Opening on September 22 from 2-4 pm at Avery Residence Hall. This celebration is to acknowledge the expansion to a larger pantry and the inclusion of perishable food items. Join us for this milestone as we celebrate with student performances, free food and giveaways. Please visit our website to learn more: carolinacupboard.web.unc.edu

CAROLINA GLOBAL PHOTGRAPHY COMPETITION
Submission Date:  September 15, 2017

The submission period has opened for the 18th Annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. This amateur competition is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and it showcases Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work. The competition closes September 15, 2017.  Each photographer may submit up to three photos. Photos may represent any world region and there is no restriction on the period in which the photograph was taken. Entries will be judged on artistic merit and context. Special consideration will be given to images that are distinctive and embrace new perspectives.  Grand prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

FIRST THURSDAY!  UNC EDIBLE CAMPUS GARDEN
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Edible Campus Garden, located between Davis Library and the ATMs

“First Thursday!” in the Edible Campus Garden with special co-host UNC Food System Researchers Collaborative.  Come join us to chat with fellow students, faculty, and staff about all things food-related.  If interested in getting your hands dirty, we will have our weekly workday from 4:00PM-6:00PM.  Immediately after the workday there will be live music, freshly foraged snacks from our garden, and some quality hanging out.

AUGUST 2017

CONNECTING THE MIDDLE EAST TO THE SOUTHEAST
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 9:00AM-5:00PM 
Tru Deli & Wine, 114 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill

This one-day professional development study tour will offer a meaningful experience for K-12 teachers to deepen their understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and foodways in North Carolina. Teachers will learn from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University faculty, as well as community experts.  This is a free workshop and open to only K-12 educators.  For more information, please contact Emma Harver, Consortium Outreach Coordinator at harver@email.unc.edu or (919) 962-6732

APRIL 2017

UNC’s FIRST FOOD SYSTEMS RESEARCHERS COLLABORATIVE END OF THE YEAR HAPPY HOUR!
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 5:30-7:00PM 
Tru Deli & Wine, 114 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill
You are invited to the UNC-Chapel Hill’s first Food Systems Researchers Collaborative end-of-year Happy Hour!  Are you UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, or graduate students who does research or is interested in doing research on food systems?  We are looking to create a space for food systems researcher across disciplines to come together to share ideas, form bridges, and foster innovation.  Come prepared to discuss your involvement and interests in food systems research.  For additional information contact Ally Clonch or Sophie Kelmenson.

FIRST GARDEN PLANTING & CELEBRATION IN THE EDIBLE CAMPUS GARDEN
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:30-4:30PM (Program begins at 2:30PM)
Behind the Davis Library, between Raleigh Street and Lenoir Drive, UNC-Chapel Hill campus
edible campus garden bedsJoin the Edible Campus UNC this Earth Days for an afternoon of planting seeds, painting garden signs, and co-creating this exciting collaborative garden site on campus.  Student artists and local food vendors will be set up alongside the garden, as we celebrate the diverse food, community and social justice ventures that are blossoming across disciplines at Carolina.  For more information or to RSVP, please visit the event page or contact lmindlin@email.unc.edu.

Q FOR THE KIDS
April 20, 2017, 5:00-8:00PM
Kenan-Flagler Business School, Latané Plaza, Chapel Hill, NC
NoKidHungryUNC’s EATS 101 Class is hosting a barbecue to raise support for No Kid Hungry NC at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.  No Kid Hungry is a statewide program that connects almost one million children to nutrition programs like School Breakfast and Summer Meals.  100% of the funds donated will support No Kid Hungry NC.  This events features a whole hog barbecue, sides, and beverages.  Live music will preform and a silent auction to raise funds for NKH NC.  For tickets, head to Eventbrite.com and search “Q for the Kids” or go to bit.ly/EATS101.

 MARCH 2017

CULINARY NATIONALISM IN ASIA
March 31-April 1, 2017
University Room, Hyde Hall (Institute of the Arts and Humanities), Chapel Hill, NC
2017-03-culinarynationalismconferenceCarolina’s Department of History presents the Culinary Nationalism in Asia conference.  This conference will grapple with the question of culinary nationalism in Asia, bringing together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, literature, media, and cultural studies, who focus on foodways in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Japan, India, and Australia.  For additional information, go to http://culnatasia.web.unc.edu/.

 

“THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO” FILM SCREENING
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00PM
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, Chapel Hill, NC
slow-cooker-general-tsos-chicken-2As part of the Culinary Nationalism in Asian conference, join us for a free screening of “The Search for General Tso” film (2014) followed by a Q&A with director, Ian Cheney.  This documentary travels the globe to unravel a culinary mystery.  General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ubiquitous presence on restaurant menus across the country.  But who was General Tso?  And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine?  Additional information may be found at http://culnatasia.web.unc.edu/film-screening/.

COMMUNITY FOOD ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 10:00AM-1:00PM
UNC-Chapel Hill Student Union, Chapel Hill, NC
Interested in asset mapping?  Interested in community-based participatory research?  Join us for an interactive workshop to learn more about community food assessment techniques from local partners, Voices into Action (VIA).  Snacks will be provided.  Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch.  For additional information contact Hannah Quigley at hannahq@live.unc.edu.

JEWISH FOOD IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH: A SYMPOSIUM
March 4-5, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Jewis-Food-Global-South-600pxThis symposium will explore the historical trends and current cultural practices surrounding “Jewish” food in and of the American South. Appealing to both public and academic audiences, this workshop will feature dynamic presentations by Jewish foodways and cultural scholars, culinary critics, and James Beard award-winning chefs and writers, including Joan Nathan (Wash., DC), Andrea Reusing (Lantern, Chapel Hill), and Alon Shaya (Shaya, New Orleans).  Panel discussions will investigate what makes a food “Jewish” in the diverse social and cultural contexts of the southern United States, and how that designation affects the lives of its creators and consumers.  Jewish Food in the Global South is presented by UNC’s Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Department of American Studies, Center for Global Initiatives / Global Research Institute, and UNC’s Food for All pan-university academic theme.  See website above for registration information and agenda.  Additional information may be found at the event’s website.

 FEBRUARY 2017

HERBAN SOAPbox LECTURE SERIES:   FILM SCREENING “CAN YOU DIG THIS”
Friday, February 24, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, Chapel Hill, NC
canyoudigthisThe Herban SOAPbox lecture series is a platform for people of color to reflect on food cultivation.  Farmers and Food activist in the Triangle  provide insight into the historical and cultural significance of farming in communities of color.  Herban SOAPbox Lecture Series concludes on Friday, February 24th with a screening of the film by executive producer and singer song-writer John Legend “Can you Dig This”.   This film follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil.  This is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pickup their shovels and “plant some shit.”  This event co-sponsored by a micro-grant from the UNC Food for All. For additional information, please send an email to herban@nchopgardens.org.

2017 NC CHILD HUNGER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:  FOOD FOR ALL KIDS 2.0 – Expanding Access to Nutritious Meals at School, Afterschool, and in the Summer
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 8:00AM-4:00PM
UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, NC
NoKidHungryThe 6th annual NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference, hosted by No Kid Hungry NC, brings together a diverse group of state, community, and nonprofit leaders, educators, nutritionists, advocates, students and others to share resources and solve common challenges. North Carolina’s First Lady Kristin Cooper is one of the featured speakers. Come join us to enjoy a day of important conversation — while connecting with others who are passionate about ending child hunger in North Carolina.  For registration and other information, go to the event’s website.

HERBAN SOAPbox LECTURE SERIES:  Kamal Bell, Educator & Owner of Sankofa Farms
Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, Chapel Hill, NC
kamalThe Herban SOAPbox lecture series is a platform for people of color to reflect on food cultivation. Farmers and Food activist in the Triangle  provide insight into the historical and cultural significance of farming in communities of color.  On Friday, February 10th, the lecture series welcomes Kamal Bell, an educator, an activist, and owner of Sankofa Farms.  The farm is a multifaceted agricultural entity that seeks to assist changing the food intake habits of those living in and affected by food deserts. Currently the business offers dehydrated chips, incubated eggs, farm fresh eggs, farm goods, and a summer agricultural program. Within Durham and Orange County Kamal Bell has become aware of the income and food availability gap that exists within minority groups. The goal of Sankofa Farms is to create a sustainable food source for minorities in both rural and urban areas located in Durham and Orange County, North Carolina. This event co-sponsored by a micro-grant from the UNC Food for All.  For additional information, please send an email to herban@nchopgardens.org.

HERBAN SOAPbox LECTURE SERIES:   Jason Brown, a UNC-Chapel Hill Alumni, Former NFL Football Player, and Owner of First Fruits Farm.
Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, Chapel Hill, NC
Jason+and+Tay+Family+-39The Herban SOAPbox lecture series is a platform for people of color to reflect on food cultivation.  Farmers and Food activist in the Triangle  provide insight into the historical and cultural significance of farming in communities of color.  On Friday, February 17th, the lecture series welcomes Jason Brown, a UNC-Chapel Hill alumni, former NFL football player and owner of First Fruits Farm.  Based in Louisburg, North Carolina, First Fruits Farm was founded by Mr. Brown to share the love of Christ and aid in hunger relief in eastern North Carolina.   This event co-sponsored by a micro-grant from the UNC Food for All. For additional information, please send an email to herban@nchopgardens.org.

INDIGENOUS RIGHTS & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM:  STANDING ROCK & IMPLICATIONS FOR NORTH CAROLINA
Monday, February 6, 2017, 9:30AM-2:00PM
Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium UNC School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC
Indigenous Rights Symposium Feb. 6 2017 UNCSSW. FinalThe UNC American Indian Center in collaboration with the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at Washington University in St. Louis will be hosting an Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice Symposium.  While the event is taking place in St. Louis, the UNC School of Social Work has graciously agreed to livestream the feed on campus in their Auditorium, located in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building.  The livestreamed portion of the symposium will last from 9:30AM–1:00PM. Immediately following the Symposium, three UNC faculty connected to issues of land, environmental justice, and federal Indian policy will talk about their departments and how students who interested in the topic of Indigenous rights can explore these issues further at UNC Chapel Hill.  The UNC Faculty Panel will take place from 1:00–2:00PM.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information.  americanindiancenter.unc.edu.

 

JANUARY 2017

LOCAL FOOD SUPPORTING LOCAL HEALTH CARE:  INNOVATIVE MODELS
Monday, January 30, 2017, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Koury Oral Health Sciences Building, School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC
Jan30_FoodHealthEventThe North Carolina Food and Health Care Intersections Group is excited to announce an upcoming event that will highlight the intersections between local food and health care. The event will create a shared vision of integrating food and health care through innovative models, such as CSAs (community supported agriculture) and food prescription programs to improve health outcomes of populations.  A series of speakers highlighting successful models from across the nation.  For registration and other information, go to the event’s website.

DECEMBER 2016

FOOD INSECURITY IN THE TRIANGLE
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM
Hyde Hall/Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Chapel Hill, NC
183241502-e1480370914373-300x286Join the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in discussing the various challenges around food insecurity in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area. This event will feature representatives from key community organizations in a Q&A format with facilitation provided by Department of Nutrition Professor Alice S. Ammerman, Director for the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Representatives from No Kid Hungry, TABLE, and Heavenly Groceries will be participating in the panel discussion.

Also, we will be collecting donations for TABLE and Heavenly Groceries so we hope you will also bring a canned or pre-packaged food item (or 2 of 3) for our community partners.

Free lunch is provided but you must RSVP.

Sponsored by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

NOVEMBER 2016

THE ETHICS OF EATING
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7:00-9:00PM
Van Hecke-Wettach Hall (Law School), Room 5043, Chapel Hill, NC
Helene Greenberg’s talk will focus on the ethics of our food choices and how they affect our health and the environment.  Hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill Vegans for Peace and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

“FOOD FOR ALL” LECTURE SERIES:
THE GLOBAL SHIFT TO ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS: HEALTH, IMPACT, & POLICY

Monday, November 7, 2016, 3:30-4:30PM
Genome Sciences Building, Room G200, Chapel Hill, NC
monteiroDr. Carlos Monteiro is Professor of Nutrition and Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Head of the University’s Centre for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition.  Monteiro is a world-renowned expert on obesity and other nutrition-related chronic diseases, the impact of food processing on diet quality, health outcomes and sustainability, and food-based dietary guidelines.  He is a member of the World Health Organization Nutrition Expert Advisory Group and the PAHO Abraham Horwitz Award recipient for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Health.  Monteiro was one of the architects of the Dietary Guidelines for Brazil, lauded by public health experts for its accessibility, incorporation of sustainability, and relevance to Brazilians from all cultural and economic backgrounds.  Monteiro’s lecture will address the global shift from minimally processed to ultra processed foods, the effects of consumption of processed foods on human health, and the implications of the rise in processed foods on national policies and dietary guidelines.  Co-sponsored by UNC Department of Nutrition, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, the UNC Global Food Research Program, and the Food for All pan-university academic theme.

american-indian-center-indigenous-foodways-flyer_flyer_final_72dpi“FOOD FOR ALL” LECTURE SERIES: INDIGENOUS FOODWAYS-A PATH TOWARD HEALING
Monday, November 7, 2016, 6:00-8:00PM
University Room, Hyde Hall (Institute for the Arts and Humanities),  Chapel Hill, NC
This event is both in honor of November as American Indian Heritage Month, as well as to highlight three diverse approaches to addressing indigenous health and wellness from the collaborative impact of the Healthy Native North Carolinian Network.  Please join us and welcome community panelist: (1) Jefferson Currie II (Lumbee) an indigenous horticulturist, folklorist, and active member of Triangle Native American Society; (2) Vivette Jeffries-Logan (Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation), founder of the OBSN Health Circle and certified chef; (3) Dr. Tracie Locklear-Beasley (Lumbee), Clinical Trials Coordinator at Duke Clinical Research Institute (specializing in Lumbee ethnobotany).  This event is sponsored by the UNC American Indian Center and the UNC Food for All.

FOODCON 2016 – THE BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD
Friday, November 11, 2016, 8:30-5:00PM

North Carolina State University, Tally Student Union, 2610 Cate Ave., Raleigh, NC
foodcon-2016-flyer1FoodCon 2016 is a one-day conference focused on the business of sustainable food. The goal is to bring together a diverse audience of students, community members, and business professional who have a shared interest in the sustainable food industry.  The conference aims to increase awareness and understanding of the sustainable food industry as well as support and grow the industry in North Carolina and throughout the country.  Keynote speakers include Kirsten Tobey, Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer of Revolution Foods, Cheryl Queen, Vice President of Communications & Corporate Affairs at Compass Group USA, and Gerardo Reyes Chavez, a leader and organizer from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers leading a discussion about experiences working together to improve farm worker conditions in Florida.  For registration and other information check out the FoodCon2016 website.  Hosted by NC State Net Impact in collaboration with UNC Kenan-Flagler Net Impact and Duke’s Fuguat Food and Agriculture Club.

farmers-briefingCONGRESS DAVID PRICE’S ANNUAL FARMERS’ BRIEFING
Monday, November 14, 2016, 8:00-10:00AM
Hall of Fame Room, Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
Join Congressman David Price (NC-04) for the Fourth District Congressional Farmers’ Briefing, an annual opportunity to discuss issues affecting farmers, ranchers, and the broader agriculture community with your federal representative.  Follow the link to register for this event.

“END OF THE SEMESTER EVENT” TWO WAYS IMMIGRATION AND FOOD EXPERIENCES
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:00PM
Global FedEx Education Center, Room 1005,  Chapel Hill, NC
Israeli community members will share their experiences with Israeli and multicultural food.  Student presentations on Israeli food will be showcased and an Israeli dinner will be served.  This event is open to UNC-Chapel Hill students only.

OCTOBER 2016

“FOOD FOR ALL” LECTURE SERIES:
MONIQUE TRUONG ON FOOD AND LITERATURE

Friday, October 28, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM
Hitchcock Room, Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Chapel Hill, NC
truong-214x300Truong’s lecture is titled “Writing Plenty/Writing Hunger/Writing North Carolina.” The talk will begin with Truong’s first meal in the U.S., eaten in a refugee relocation camp in 1975, and will explore the “magical thinking” relationship that she formed toward food during her girlhood in Boiling Springs, NC.  Born in Saigon, South Vietnam in 1968, Monique Truong is a novelist and essayist based in Brooklyn. She is the author of the national bestseller The Book of Salt (2003) and Bitter in the Mouth (2010).  Her novel The Sweetest Fruits is forthcoming from Viking Books. Translated into 14 languages, her novels have garnered her a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, among other honors. She is currently the Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College, CUNY. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia University School of Law, Truong is also an intellectual property attorney.  This lecture is co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Dept. of English & Comparative Literature, the Carolina Asia Center, the Institute for Arts & Humanities, the UNC Food for All, and Southern Cultures, as well as UNC Libraries North Carolina Collection and Southern Historical Collections.

“FILM SCREENING”-IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:30PM
Varsity Theater, 123 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
A film screening with Director Roger Sherman.  This event is open to UNC-Chapel Hill students and general public.  In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food.  The feature-length documentary puts a face on the culture of Israel, profiling chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese-makers drawn from the cultures that make up Israel today.  A rich and human story of the people emerges.  A film trailer and more information is available at www.isralicuisinefilm.com.

crawfordNEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE ORIGINS OF AGRICULTURE IN CHINA
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00-3:30PM
Incubator Room, Hyde Hall (Institute for the Arts and Humanities), Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Gary Crawford is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto-Mississauga and a graduate of the UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Anthropology, 1979).  Dr. Crawford will discuss his research on the domestication of plants (soybean, rice, millet, peach) and the origins of agriculture in Neolithic China. Sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Anthropology.

unc-food-for-all-food-drive-flierUNC-CHAPEL HILL CAMPUS-WIDE FOOD DRIVE
October 8-21, 2016
Join the Employee Forum in a campus-wide food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and the UNC’s Carolina Cupboard.  In conjunction with the General Alumni Association’s Tar Heel Service Day Day events and the University FOOD FOR ALL academic theme, bin will be placed throughout campus during the month of October.  Sponsors include UNC Employee Forum, UNC Food for All, and Harris Teeter-The Big Four Million Meals Challenge.

 

treyf-3“FOOD FOR ALL” LECTURE SERIES:
CONVERSATION WITH ELISSA ALTMAN
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 5:00-6:30PM

Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library, Chapel Hill, NC
Join us for a conversation with Author Elissa Altman, who will discuss her new memoir, Treyf:  My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw.  Altman is the critically-acclaimed, award-winning author of Poor Man’s Feast:  A love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking.  She is a contributor to many publications, including Saveur, the Washington Post, and The New York Times.   Co-Sponsored by the UNC’s  Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Department of American Studies, and the UNC Food For All.

SEPTEMBER 2016

CAROLINA FOOD SUMMIT
September 28-29, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC
Over the course of two days, North Carolinians, thinkers and leaders in the food community will discuss the issues, challenges, successes, and failures of the state’s food economy and culture.  Please contact the following for ticket information.  The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, EdNC.org, TerraVita, and UNC Food for All have joined forces to host the first annual Carolina Food Summit.

FLO / CDS FARMERS’ MARKET
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 10:00AM-2:00PM
UNC-Chapel Hill Campus at The Pit, Chapel Hill, NC
Come out to The Pit for the second Famers’ Market this semester.  Enjoy local goodies such as fresh produce, honey, relishes, granola, body care produces, and more from a variety of vendors.  Organized by Fair Local Organic (FLO) Food, a student-run organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LECTURE SERIES:  TRACIE McMILLAN
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4:30-6:30PM
Stone Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Tracie McMillan will give the Hutchins Lecture  on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4:30-6:30PM, in the Stone Center located on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill  Dr. McMillan  has written about food, labor, and class for The New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic, Harper’s Magazine, Mother Jones, Saveur, and Slate.  You can read more about McMillan’s work on “The New Face of Hunger“, a recent series in National Geographic. This is event is sponsored by Center for the Study of the American South, Center for the Study of the American South, and UNC Food for All.

LECTURE SERIES:  PROFESSOR ANDREW WARNES
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4:00-6:00PM
Hyde Hall, 176 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
Prof. Andrew Warnes, An American Studies scholar from University of Leeds, England will speak Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4:00-6:00PM in Hyde Hall, Institute for the Arts and Humanities.  His lecture will speak about the emergence of the supermarket in the mid-century U.S. and its subsequent spread around the world.   Co-Sponsored with the Department of American Studies.

JUNE 2016

MOVING BEYOND HUNGER:  FOOD SYSTEMS FOR FOOD SECURITY
Capital Area Food Network
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Glenwood Club, 3300 Womans Club Road, Raleigh, NC
CptalFoodLogoThe Capital Area Food Network is hosting a summit to build food security for the communities of Wake County.  In a food secure county, everyone will have access to enough affordable, nutritious food to lead a full, healthy life.  Achieving this, and eliminating hunger, will require all of our best ideas and shared efforts.  Bringing together diverse voices, policy makers, and food organizations from around the country, this summit will help launch food security as a shared goal for the community.  We will hear from experts on food security and food policy, learn from those doing good work around us and work together to define a vision for a food secure Wake County.   Click here for additional information and to register online.

APRIL 2016

THE FUTURE OF FOOD POLICY PANEL & NETWORKING EVENT
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 5:00PM – 6:45PM
Location:  Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, Fleishman Commons
How can corporate and public policies shape the future of food?  Come hear a panel of global business leaders and scholars discuss the future of food policy.   Panelist include:  Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo; Shenggen Fan, Director-General, International Food Policy Research Institute; Betsy Holden, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & former CEO of Kraft Foods; Kelly Brownell, Dean Sanford School of Public Policy and moderator.  Other prominent food policy leaders will also be in attendance for networking, including representatives from the FAO, World Bank, Council on Foreign Relations, Union of Concerned Scientists, CGIAR, World Food Programme, WHO, Sustainable Food Systems Funders, City University London, Bipartisan Policy Center, Cargill, Codex Alimentarius, among others.  Light reception begins at 5:00PM, followed by the panel discussion at 5:30PM.  The event is free and open to the public.    Please RSVP.

FOOD JUSTICE SPEAKER SERIES
The Path Forward:  Food for All in North Carolina
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Freedom Forum, Carroll Hall
What will it take to create an equitable and resilient food system in North Carolina?  Join a free panel of community organizers at 7:00 pm in the Freedom Forum of Carroll Hall on April 21st as we discuss how food connects to questions of policy, education, and public health.  The event will take place on April 20th at 7:30 pm in the Freedom Forum of Carroll Hall.  Free refreshments will be provided starting at 7:00 pm in the Freedom Forum. This event is part of the First Annual Food Justice Speaker Series and is hosted by Edible Campus.

The Nutrition Gap:  Health Food Access for All
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Freedom Forum, Carroll Hall
What will it take to create an equitable and resilient food system in North Carolina? This free keynote speech by Dr. Alice Ammerman connects food to questions of nutrition, education, and public health. The event will take place on April 20th at 7:30 pm in the Freedom Forum of Carroll Hall.  Free refreshments will be provided starting at 7:00 pm in the Freedom Forum. This event is part of the First Annual Food Justice Speaker Series and is hosted by Edible Campus.

Hunger & Power:  Food and Inequality Across the Globe
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Freedom Forum, Carroll Hall
What will it take to create an equitable and resilient food system in North Carolina and across the globe? This free panel discussion connects food to questions of power and political engagement. Join Dr. Christian Lentz, Dr. Sarah Dempsey, and Achsah Dorsey to learn more about the impact of hunger, famine, and food deserts on existing wealth and education gaps here and abroad on April 19th at 7:00 pm in the Freedom Forum of Carroll Hall.  Free refreshments will be provided starting at 6:30 pm in the Freedom Forum. This event is part of the First Annual Food Justice Speaker Series and is hosted by Edible Campus.

Southern Resilience: Traditional Foodways in North Carolina
Monday, April 18, 2016, 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Freedom Forum, Carroll Hall
What will it take to create and equitable and resilient food system in North Carolina? This free panel discussion connects food to questions of power, southern identity, and public health. Join Abbey Piner from CEFS and UNC’s own Dr. Bernie Herman to learn more about the past, present, and future of food justice in North Carolina on April 18th at 7:00 pm in the Freedom Forum of Carroll Hall.  Free refreshments will be provided starting at 6:30 pm in the Freedom Forum. This event is part of the First Annual Food Justice Speaker Series and is hosted by Edible Campus.

MARCH 2016

INSTITUTE FOR ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Food and the Humanities Series
Setting the Table for a Discussion of Food and Labor
Friday, March 25, 2016, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Hyde Hall
What are the key issues surrounding work and labor in the food system?  This round table connects food to questions of work, labor, and organization, developing multiple perspectives from an interdisciplinary group of faculty.  Join panel participants for a lunchtime conversation designed to bring the topic of food justice “home,” including a focus on the status of food politics at UNC.  Lunch will be provided by Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe.  Featured: Altha Cravey (Geography), Sarah Dempsey (Communication), Arne Kalleberg (Sociology), Steve May (Communication), Della Pollock (Communication).  Space is limited. Advance registration is requested.  Learn more >>

GROCERY BINGO
Carolina Cupboard:  Community Food Pantry
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:00PM
Student Union, Room 3205
This is a free event open to all UNC Chapel Hill students!  There will be a chance to wine free groceries, toiletry items, and prizes for winning one of teh many rounds of BINGO!  The games keep going until all grocery prizes have been given away.  Please see attached Grocery BINGO flyer for details.

FEBRUARY 2016

2016 CAROLINA POPULATION CENTER INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH SEMINARS
Global Estimate of Children’s and Young Person’s Food Insecurity using the Gallup World Poll
Friday, February 26, 2016, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
206 West Franklin Street, Room B005
Professor Sudhanshu (Ashu) Handa is currently on-leave from UNC-Chapel Hill serving as Chief of Social & Economic Policy at UNICEF’s Office of Research-Innocenti, Florence, Italy.  At UNICEF he leads the Innocenti Report Card Series, UNICEF’s flagship publication on the well-being of children in rich countries.  The 2014 Report Card, which Handa led, focused on the impact of the great recession on child poverty, and was featured in over 100 major media outlets including the Washington Post, Financial Times, The Guardian (UK), Republica (Italy), El Pais (Spain), AP, and Reuters. The current Report Card, scheduled to be launched in March 2016, tracks bottom-end inequality among children in 41 rich countries over time, measured through children’s health, education and income.  Professor Handa is one of eight researchers awarded access to the food security scale that the FAO incorporated into the Gallup World Poll through their Voices of the Hungry project.

2016 NORTH CAROLINA CHILD HUNGER LEADERS CONFERENCE
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Friday Center for Continuing Education
nokidHungry FFA conference logoThe NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference convenes those engaged in addressing child hunger throughout North Carolina.  The conference is a time for collaborating, rewarding exemplary successes, and working together to create a brighter future for North Carolina’s children.  Designed to be highly motivational, the event brings together state and community leaders to share resources and solve common challenges.  Child hunger is solvable.  Join the conversation and register for the conference. 

SOUTHEAST REAL FOOD SUMMIT
February 4-7, 2016
UNC-Chapel Hill
RealFoodChallenge-logoThe Southeast Read Food Summit is a regional action training for student food activists involved in Real Food campaigns on their campuses.  The event will be held at UNC-Chapel Hill February 4 through 7, 2016 and will bring together 40 students from schools across the state of North Carolina as well as the neighboring states of South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.  The program gives students the opportunity to develop their understanding of food system dynamics and connect with the larger movement for a weekend of intensive campaign strategizing and collaborative learning and collaborative learning.  Regardless of past experience, participants leave summits energized to deepen their commitment to making real food a reality in their communities.  For more information regarding the summit check out the Facebook event here.   Click here to register for the summit.

HOME IN A NEW PLACE:  MAKING LAOS IN MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA
Center for the Study of the American South
Friday, February 5, 2016, 5:30PM (Opening Celebration)
Exhibit will be on view through May 2016
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
Please join us for an opening reception on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus. This new photo exhibit at the Center for the Study of the American South offers an insight into Lao culture, religion, and of course, food. Bida Manda will be serving a selection of Lao hors d’oeuvres and the event is free and open to the public.

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Garlic & Ginger at Budda’s Feet in Laos Courtesy of Katy Clune

Katy Clune’s photographs depict an immigrant community in Morganton, including the family of Toon Phapphayboun, who escaped Laos by swimming across the Mekong River at age 14. This collection explores three realms essential to the Phapphaybouns’ identity in North Carolina: their home and holiday traditions; the family restaurant; and the Buddhist temple they helped to establish. The photographs will also appear in the Spring 2016 Documentary Arts issue of Southern Cultures. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center, the Department of American Studies, and the Center for Global Initiatives.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES:  FOOD AND THE HUMANITIES SERIES
African Foodways in the American South
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:00-2:00 PM
Hyde Hall
The resilience of enslaved Africans who survived the Middle Passage is reflected in the survival of powerful food cultures that continue to shape and influence the American table, especially in the South.  Engage in conversation over African cuisines that have come to define many tastes of the South–Hoppin’ John, okra, stewed meat–as we explore connections between love of food and respect for African Heritage.  Featured: Emily Burrill (Gender and Women’s Studies), Lisa Lindsay (History). Advance registration required.  Register >>

DECEMBER 2015

INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES:  FOOD AND THE HUMANITIES SERIES
Feast and Film: A Dinner Conversation
Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 5:00-8:30 PM
Hyde Hall
This event will combine an Italian dinner at the IAH with screening and discussion of Stanley Tucci’s 1996 film, Big Night.  Inger Brodey (English and Comparative Literature) will lead the discussion on how we can “read” the film philosophically, and what it has to say about the place of food and feasting in our culture. Advance registration required.  Register >>

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FUND HOLIDAY EVENT
Holiday PartySaturday, December 5, 2015, 5:00-8:00PM
Chapel of the Cross, 304 E Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is a student-powered non-profit organization focused on enabling and sustaining transitions out of homelessness and poverty.  This event specifically acknowledge members who have graduated from the Job Partners Program and those who have reached their Safe Savings goals.  CEF Holiday party is free and open to the community.  Click the link for additional information and to RSVP.

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REAL FOOD CALCULATOR INTERNSHIP PRESENTATION
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 11:00AM
Lenoir Mainstreet, Room 109
Join the Read Food Calculator Student Interns in the presentation of their semester research.  Their presentation will highlight dining purchases at UNC-Chapel Hill.

NOVEMBER 2015

ORANGE COUNTY FOOD COUNCIL FALL COMMUNITY FORUM
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:30-8:00 PM
Chapel Hill Public Library
A task force working to create the Orange County Food Council has been meeting monthly to develop a structure for a council.  The second community forum will be held on Thursday, November 5th.  Refreshments and networking begin at 5:30PM and the meeting with follow from 6:00-8:00PM.  Baseline community assessment and potential council structure will be presented.  Community feedback is encouraged.  See the OCFC Public Forum Flyer for details.  Please RSVP and join this important meeting.

ORGANIC VS. LOCAL FOOD DEBATE WITH PHILIP ACKERMAN-LEIST
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:00PM
Kresge Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Meredith College’s Nutrition Program is hosting Philip Ackerman-Leist for a conversation about the Organic vs. Local food debate.  There will be a 45 minute lecture from Philip and then a panel of local experts will discuss their perspectives on the issue.  All will be held on the campus of Meredith College in Kresge Auditorium at 7:00PM on Thursday, November 5th.  See Philip Ackerman-Leist Flyer for details.

THE 2015 HARVEST FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:00AM-12:00PM
First Fruits Farm, Louisburg, North Carolina
Come volunteer and fellowship at Wisdom For Life’s Great Harvest Festival at First Fruits Farm.  Last year harvesting 119,000 pounds of sweet potatoes, they plan to double the harvest this year in the form of a “Great Harvest Festival!”  Partnering with Wester Farms, JB Rose & Sons, and the Society of St. Andrew to facilitate the harvest.  Come join the free-family-friendly festival.  For further details, please visit Wisdom for Life website.

INSTITUE FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES: FOOD AND THE HUMANITIES SERIES
Japanese Tea Gathering
Friday, November 20, 2015, 12:00-2:45 PM
Hyde Hall
Join Morgan Pitelka (Asian Studies), members of the Japanese Tea Practitioners of Durham, and renowned Pittsboro potter Mark Hewitt for a conversation about tea rituals in Japan and the American South.  In the following Japanese Tea Gathering, partake in a simple tenshin meal consisting of rice and a simple array of foods representing five flavors–bitter, sweet, fresh, sour, and salty.  Conclude with a bowl of freshly whisked frothy matcha for a retreat from the late summer bustle.  Space very limited; advance registration required.  Register >>

OCTOBER 2015

FLO/CDS FARMERS’ MARKET
UNC-CH Campus – The Pit
Monday, October 12, 2015, 12:00-4:00PM
Come out to the Pit for our third farmers’ market this semester and enjoy goodies from lots of great vendors including veggies, baked goods, ready-to-eat meals, free samples, relishes, hot drinks, soaps, honey, cheese, granola and more!

CELEBRATING FOOD DAY @UNC-Chapel Hill.  FOOD DAY inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies.  Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.  Since Food Day falls on a Saturday this year, a number of events are being held on Thursday and Friday (October 22-23, 2015) to allow faculty, staff and students to attend events on-campus.  All events are free and open to the public.  Help us get the word out by sharing them on social media, using #FoodDay2015 and @UNCfoodforall.

FLO/CDS FARMERS’ MARKET
UNC-Chapel Hill Campus – The Pit
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 12:00-3:00PM
Come out to the Pit for our fourth and last farmers’ market this semester.  Enjoy goodies from lots of great vendors, food groups, free samples and more!!

ENDING HUNGER BY 2025
Shenggen Fan, Director of the International Food Policy Research Institute
Friday, October 23, 2015, 12:00 PM
Location:  Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center
FAN_630x472_v2Shenggen Fan will lead the public forum “Ending Hunger by 2025”.  Mr. Fan has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009.  He now serves as the Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Food and Nutrition Security, after his appointment as Chairman of the Council from 2012 to 2014.  In 2014, Dr. Fan received the Hunger Hero Award from the World Food Programme in recognition of his leadership in fighting global hunger.   The discussion will be moderated by Pam Jagger, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Ecology.  Welcome and introductory remarks by Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Professor Daniel Gitterman.  Event sponsors include:   UNC Public Policy’s Carolina Forum and Global Research Institute (GRI)

JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY
Friday, October 23, 2015, 2:00PM-4:30PM
1301 McGavran-Greenberg
On Friday October 23rd, 2015 from 2:00PM-4:30PM in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Room 1301 in McGavran-Greenberg, the Nutrition Coalition and Food for All will be hosting a film screening of Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story, followed by a talk from a guest lecturer and FREE food!  We hope to see you there!  See attached 2015-10 Food Day Flyer

Carolina Cupboard FallapaloozaFALLAPALOOZA
Friday, October 23, 2015, 2:00PM-4:00PM
SASB PlazaThe Carolina Cupboard would like to invite you to celebrate our one-year anniversary.  On Friday, October 23rd at SASB Plaza from 2-4 pm, various food groups will be in attendance to bring attention to food related issues that affect UNC and our community at large.  Join us as we strive to educate, engage and empower our community about food insecurities during this celebration.  Please join us in our celebration and enjoy free food, games and prizes.

CHEROKEE NATION SCHOLARS & ARTISANS KANVCHI (HICKORY BALL SOUP) MAKING
Monday, October 26, 2015, 10:00AM-1:00PM
University Room, Hyde Hall
Shawna Morton Cain and Roger Cain, scholars and artisans from the Cherokee Nation will provide lecture and demonstrations on Kanvchi (Hickory Ball Soup) making.  This is a hands-on workshop complete with soup tasting.  Come join the fun!

SEPTEMBER 2015

FOOD 101, CONNECTING LOCAL FOOD EXPERTS WITH UNC STUDENTS
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30-7:30 PM
Great Hall, UNC Student Union
FLO Food is hosting Food 101, a short speaker series on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The intent of the series is to provide students with an overview of different food system perspectives found locally in our community, to build awareness of and encourage involvement in these community issues, and to foster a sense of community that extends beyond Carolina’s campus.
The event will take place in the Great Hall of the Student Union on the evening of September 3rd. Doors will open at 5:30, with the speakers beginning at 6. Five to six speakers will present for 5-6 minutes each while guests enjoy a sampling of ‘local eats’ provided by numerous restaurants from our community.

FIRST FARMER’S MARKET OF THE FALL
Thursday, September 10, 2015 10 AM-2 PM  Rescheduled, new date TBA! 
Location: In the Pit
The first of four farmers’ markets scheduled for 2015-2016.

NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
September 11-13, 2015
Greensboro, NC
In choosing Greensboro as the National Folk Festival Host City for 2015, 2016, and 2017, the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA)—the organization that created and has produced the National Folk Festival since its founding in 1934—recognized Greensboro’s and North Carolina’s unique cultural assets and strong community spirit. A large-scale, three-day outdoor event presented FREE to the public, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. It features over 300 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, and craftspeople in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory Southern and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more. North Carolina Arts Marketplace & Festival Food.

CREATING A CULTURE OF HEALTH THROUGH NATIONAL POLICY
September 15, 2015, 6:00-7:00 PM in MHRC 001
Lecture by Dr. Penny Slade-Sawyer, former Rear Admiral of the US Public Health Service. Reception to follow. Sponsored by GRITS (Graduate Research and Intervention in the South). Learn More (PDF) >>

UNC SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY DEAH DAY
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Day of Service, or DEAH DAY.  Students from the DDS, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs will volunteer throughout the Triangle to support our neighbors and community through a variety of service efforts, all in memory of Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha.  The School of Dentistry is holding a food drive to support volunteer efforts at sites in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Durham and Raleigh.  Donations boxes have been placed in the Koury Atrium.  Donations will support The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Durham, Table in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Alliance for AIDS Services in Raleigh and The Durham VA Food Pantry.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES: FOOD AND THE HUMANITIES SERIES
Carolina Tasting Salon
Thursday, September 17, 2015,  4:00-6:00 PM
Hyde Hall
A lively conversation with five UNC faculty about their current work in food studies, complemented by our region’s best seasonal food and drink: charcuterie, cheeses, local pickles and relish, Italian-style fruit sodas. Featured: Inger Brodey (English and Comparative Literature), Elizabeth Engelhardt (American Studies), Marcie Cohen Ferris (American Studies), Bernie Herman (American Studies), Sharon Holland (American Studies).  Learn more >>

VOLUNTEER NEEDED!
September 25 through mid-November.
Community Food Lab and GrowRaleigh are seeking volunteers to assist with coordinating City Fruit, a pilot fruit tree-planting project in the South Park neighborhood of Raleigh.  This is a great opportunity to shape an innovative, hands-on, neighborhood-based food systems change project.  To ensure a successful pilot, the volunteer City Fruit Coordinator will be involved with:  (1) Outreach to fruit tree recipients, including making phone calls to collect information from recipients and to share information about fruit tree care; (2) Developing materials for City Fruit, including Fruit Tree care instructions for recipients; (3) Communication among neighborhood residents, organizations, and City Fruit collaborators;  (4) City Fruit Planting Day logistics planning and coordination; (4) Depending on the volunteer’s interests, other tasks to enhance the project are encouraged, including developing an evaluation plan and survey instruments; (5) City Fruit wrap-up, debriefing, and maintenance planning.  If you have question or are interesting in signing-up, please send a short email expressing your interest to michelle@communityfoodlab.org.

 

FEED THE 5000
Tuesday September 29, 2015 The Event will be from 11am to 2pm
Location: In the PIT and Lenoir Hall

Carolina Dining Services (CDS) is hosting a free lunch on September 29, and the entire UNC community is invited. The free meal is part of the Feeding the 5,000 campaign, a worldwide initiative with the goal of Feeding5000empowering and inspiring the global community to enact positive solutions to the global issue of food waste. It began in London and events have been hosted in cities around the world including Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin and Sydney. UNC hosted the first Feeding the 5000 event at a higher education campus in the United States last year. It was so successful we’re doing it again. The menu will consist entirely of food that would have otherwise been wasted from 11am to 2pm in the Pit and Top of Lenoir.