On Labor Day, Monday September 7th, one year after Slow Food Nation, Slow Food San Francisco returns to San Francisco's Civic Center for a public potluck ~EAT-IN~ in support of its national Time For Lunch Campaign to bring real food to the country's public schools. Based on the premise that everyone is entitled to food that is "Good, Clean and Fair," and that our children deserve fresh, healthy food, Labor Day Eat-Ins will take place throughout the country. To date, 267 Eat-Ins are planned across the nation.
There is no admission price for the Eat-Ins. Since Slow Food will provide tables and seating, those attending are asked to sign up here. Everyone is welcome and attendees are asked to bring their own plates and utensils as well as a favorite dish to share.
Eat-Ins will feature speakers, including politicians, organize letter-writing campaigns and phone banks, and circulate a petition aimed at the Child Nutrition Reauthorization before Congress this fall. This legislative act determines funds and standards for food in schools programs.
The Child Nutrition Act is the bill that governs the National School Lunch Program, and is up for reauthorization in Congress. The National School Lunch Program provides a meal to more than 30 million children every school day. To read The Time for Lunch Policy Platform, click here (it's a PDF).
Even if you can't attend, please consider signing the petition.
Labor Day, Mon. Sept. 7th, 2009