Take a break from your Monday sometime between 11:30am and 1:00pm to join me and other food-loving friends for a group picnic in honor of Food Day! Think flash mob, but made up of a bunch of friendly folk with checkered blankets and massaged kale salad. Or whatever you’d like to bring for your picnic. If you want to chat about some of the issues that CSPI is hoping to highlight at events around the country, great, but that’s not required.
It’ll be downtown, at a park near Farragut Square (indoor rain location near Chinatown metro). BYO picnic and blanket. Exact location will be posted Monday morning. Ooooh, the anticipation….
No need to RSVP, just come by. And bring some friends/colleagues. More details can be found here (or if you’re not addicted to facebook, also posted here).
Be ready for fun, an apple or two (a few crates have been donated by local farmers for picnickers to enjoy and hand out to passers-by), and a freebie or two from CSPI. (Now to figure out how to schlep a picnic and more than a bushel of apples there on my bicycle….)
Food Day’s Goals
1: Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
2: Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness
3: Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
4: Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
5: Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
6: Support fair conditions for food and farm workers