Be a leader of the Real Food movement
Host an event (or two) and bring the celebration to your community on October 24. Getting involved is easy. Anyone can organize Food Day activities in their community, whether you’re actively involved in efforts to reform our food system, or whether you’re simply interested in learning more about food issues. Food Day will be as successful as you make it.
Teach a cooking class to help build healthy relationships with food, or organize a vegetable-identification contest in your child's elementary school. A healthy potluck dinner with friends and family is another easy way to celebrate. College students could organize forums that explore how our dietary choices impact the environment, the health of farm workers, and the treatment of animals. Health departments could kick off weight-loss campaigns. And city councils could hold hearings on how to bring supermarkets and farmers’ markets to underserved areas.
Looking for something a little simpler? Try incorporating Food Day into an existing community event or harvest festival around the same time as Food Day. Invite farmers to talk with customers at your favorite local restaurant or farmers market. Or, host a healthy potluck dinner with friends and family as another easy way to celebrate.
For more event ideas and organizing tips check out our Guides for Organizers.
Ready to show your community what it means to Eat Real? Put your event on the map!
To register a public event: Fill out the event registration form with as much information as possible, and be sure to include a valid street address or your event will not show up on the map.
To register a private event:
- If you would like your event to be listed with other events in your area and show up on the national map, but not have the option for guests to RSVP, fill out the event registration form with as much information as possible including a valid street address, but uncheck all 4 boxes at the bottom of event registration form. Additionally, include a sentence or two in your description specifying you are hosting a private event at which outside guests are not allowed to attend. This would be the best option if you are holding a private event at a school.
- If you would like your event to be listed with other events in your area, but not show up on the national map, uncheck all 4 boxes at the bottom of the event registration form, and only include your city, state, and zip (leaving out your street address) when registering your event. This would be the best option if you are holding an event at your home.