How can low income people benefit from the Slow Food Movement? A Meeting With Alice Waters

Nationwide, what are food pantries and home delivered meals programs doing to ensure that the organic/local food movement does not leave out the population they serve?

In September, members of the Nutrition Coalition met with Alice Waters to ask these questions. The mission of the Nutrition Coalition is to advocate for good, nutritious food for all people. The group consists of four non-profits: Friendship Trays, Loaves & Fishes Emergency Food Pantries, The Society of St. Andrew/The Gleaning Network and The Community Culinary School.

Ms Waters showed strong interest in the issue, noting that her original idea for Edible Schoolyard came from the same principal - that all people should be welcome at the communal table.

The members asked if there would be someone representing lower income individuals at the 2008 Slow Food Nation event in San Francisco next Labor Day. Ms Waters opened the door to those who are interested to put such group together.

In preliminary meetings, the Coalition has initiated the effort to get like-minded people involved in making sure that all people benefit from the Slow Food Movement.

I would love to chat with anyone who is interested in this issue!!

Marilyn Marks

Society of St. Andrew


Tags: Alice Waters, Nutrition Coalition, advocacy, communal

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