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Happy Fall!
We hope you’re doing well as we roll into the holidays and the end of the year.  Here at Change Food we’re busy researching and pulling together information for our relaunch on January 15th. 

Read on to find out more about what we’re up to and what we’re doing….


 


Plant Eat Share

We’re so excited about our new program - Plant Eat Share We’ve been talking for years about healthy food for all, and now we’re walking our talk. 

Plant Eat Share is a creative effort to encourage growing and/or providing healthy food for free in communities around the world - to help create a global movement of communities growing food to share with neighbors.  For free. Really.


This is already happening in pockets all over - we’re simply joining the movement and helping to make it a global phenomenon.  Everyone should be able to eat and enjoy fruits, nuts, seeds, grains and vegetables - and we’ll soon be working to make that happen!
 

Giving Tuesday

Next Tuesday, December 3rd is the one-day, global fundraising campaign Giving Tuesday - and we’re going to be part of it.  We’ll send you a quick note on the 3rd to remind you and let you know how you can contribute should you want to. It only lasts one day on the 3rd so hope you’ll support us then!

If you’re too excited to wait for Tuesday, support us any time - just click here!  As a thank you, anyone who donates any amount will receive a copy of “Grow Herbs Indoors” - a step-by-step guide to growing your own herbs in your kitchen or home, because everyone should be a farmer!
 

Change Food Meets

We’re having an intimate get together on January 15th to officially launch the new and improved Change Food.  Join us! Tickets are only $25 - any profit goes toward developing Plant Eat Share. 

Many thanks to Loren Brill from Sweet Loren’s for donating some of her scrumptious cookies and brownies.  Sweet Loren's is vegan, gluten free, non GMO, plant based, dairy and nut free, 100% whole grain and kosher - and Loren is an amazing entrepreneur and friend of Change Food.

Thanks also to our friends at Le Botaniste for offering to bring some of their delicious dips and spreads (and possibly other surprises!).  And lastly, but certainly not least, the show-stopping WenJay Ying will be there with some Local Roots surprises.

If you’re in NYC, join us to mingle, munch and meet up with new and old friends!  Tickets here.

 

Pie - Glorious Wonderful Pumpkin Pie

Did you know that writer Sarah Josepha Hale added pumpkin pie to a description of Thanksgiving dinner in her 1827 novel Northwood, and then spent 30 years championing Thanksgiving as a national holiday?  And that Abraham Lincoln granted her wishes in 1863? 

 

Read our latest article on pumpkin pie and learn much more - including a video showing various animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom enjoying some pumpkins.  Bats, tigers and elephants? Oh, my!

 

No Waste Thanksgiving

Okay, maybe it’s impossible to have zero waste on Thanksgiving but let’s all commit to wasting as little as possible next Thursday.  And then make a commitment to watch our waste stream every day going forward.

To encourage us, let’s watch an encore presentation of Peter Lehner’s talk from TEDxManhattan 2013 “A Recipe for Cutting Food Waste.”

 

If you’d like some tips, download our “8 Ways to Reduce Food Waste” infographic.

 

 

Out in the Street

  • Want to donate food this holiday season?  Contact your local food pantry to see what they need and when they’re accepting. 

    Simply go to Feeding America’s database of food pantries to find the one closest to you.  The Kitchn has a
    great article on the best items to donate. (Canned side dishes like cranberry sauce, pumpkin and yams are best, but see if your pantry accept fresh fruits and vegetables.) 

    And, don’t forget, if you aren’t able to buy food or donate directly, you can always volunteer at a local pantry.  

     
  • Harlem Grown is collecting toys for the holiday season at their offices in Harlem.  If you’re in NYC and would like to spread a little joy, visit them at 127 w 127th St, #418.  Best to phone first to make sure someone will be there. (212) 870-0113

    And If you happen to be around the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment complex on December 2nd, US Marine Toys for Tots and NY Jets WR Quincy Enunwa will be collecting toys to deliver to Harlem Grown - meet him and drop off a new and unwrapped toy.

    If you’d like to drop off something to a US Marine Toys for Tots in your area, find the closest location on their map.  They accept gifts now through December.

 

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& the planet.  

 

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