Friday, August 21, 2009

A special message from Slow Food USA president Josh Viertel

Today, the Time for Lunch campaign passed two important milestones:

There are now more than 250 Eat-Ins taking place on Labor Day for our National Day of Action to give kids real food at school.
Organizers in all 50 states have joined the effort.
This is a powerful moment, because it means our movement for change has reached every corner of the country. On Labor Day, thousands of us in communities across America will gather for public potlucks that send a clear message to Congress: it’s time to provide our children with real food at school.

That message will be as strong and loud as we make it.

On Labor Day, attend an Eat-In in your area.

Here’s a link to find an Eat-In near you: http://slowfoodusaorg/ timeforlunch.
If there isn’t an Eat-In in your area, sign up to host your own. All you need to do is gather with friends for a Labor Day potluck, take a photo (the more creative, the better) and send it to us on Sept. 7 to show your support.

It's also important to sign our petition, so we can tell Congress that there’s no excuse for federal policy that forces schools to serve the fast food and junk food that endangers children’s health. It’s time to give schools the ability to serve real food, and to begin building a strong foundation for our children’s futures.

It’s not only time, it’s possible – but only if we tell Congress to take action. Attend an Eat-In on Labor Day, and help show them the movement.

Thank you,

Josh Viertel

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