This weekend isn’t just any weekend; it’s an extended weekend and the unofficial start of the summer season.
The joys of Memorial Day include time outdoors enjoying the weather, cooking and grilling out with family and friends, and taking time to thank our veterans for their unselfishness in protecting our country. In between all of the festivity, tomorrow morning ushers in a way in which people can take time to think of those from walks of life that are full of trials and tribulations just beyond the stressors of our careers and other related items.
It’s about shedding the spotlight on those who locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally struggle with food insecurity.
Tomorrow, May 25th, from 11am-3pm, Truly Living Well and the New Leaders Council are partnering for a community-based food and arts celebration. Entitled “Crafting Bowls for Change”, the event provides all patrons the opportunity to learn more about food security and access issues, but also lend support to efforts designed to better address and problem-solve this critical issue.
The order of the day is simple and straightforward, as patrons are able to go to the event, which is taking place at Wheat Street Gardens. In exchange for a cash donation, patrons are able to enjoy their meal in a hand-crafted bowl; the bowl serves as a consistent reminder of the aforementioned food security issue.
The family-friendly event also includes live music, an artists’ market, a food market, and gardening instruction. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online as well as on-site.
Food is something that a number of people are taking advantage of in the form of cooking out or enjoying some fine dining over the holiday weekend; before you embark on your festive foray, readers have an opportunity to support those whose access and security to food is far beyond our own.
Before enjoying your culinary craft, craft a bowl for change…