PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students, staff and faculty will join hundreds of farmers, co-ops and community organizations across the country in the first national Food Day on Oct. 24.
Food Day organizers at WSU have scheduled a number of activities on campus as part of the national effort to raise food consciousness. The national day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life to advocate for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.
Food Day activities at WSU include:
• Debate Under the Big Tent: “How do we feed 6,965,236,343?” Numerous challenges pose threats to the world’s ability to feed itself. Faculty, students and community leaders will debate and discuss their solutions to these global challenges. This event will be at noon in the Compton Union Building (CUB), first floor.
• Food Day Service Projects : Join fellow WSU students and volunteer at the WSU Organic Farm or the Pullman Community Garden, help cook a “real food” dinner at Sojourners’ Alliance, a local transition house. Students must register at Service Learning Pro and will meet in CUB L45.
• Film Series: Watch three documentaries and munch snacks provided by the WSU Organic Farm. All films are shown in CUB L46. Shows include “Future of Food” at 1:30 p.m., “Food, Inc.” at 3:30 p.m. and “The Garden” at 7 p.m.
• Reflection: “Hunger at Home: Feeding the Palouse” 5-7 p.m. in the CUB L45. Join students and members of the Palouse-area community in discussing how to end hunger in the Palouse. Students get two hours of reflection credit. Refreshments will be provided by the WSU Organic Farm.
For more information about Food Day activities at WSU, contact Amber Heckelman at 509-335-1661.
For more information on the national effort to raise food awareness visit http://foodday.org/.