This Eat-In is one of over 200 coordinated across the country and 7 in Los Angeles as part of Slow Food USAs "National Time For Lunch" campaign, aimed at reforming the National School Lunch Program under the Child Nutrition Act.
The Child Nutrition Act is the federal legislation that governs the school lunch program and is up for reauthorization later this year by Congress. We can do better for our kids!
This event has a two-fold purpose:
* to raise awareness among legislators about the important and far-reaching effects of school lunches and encouraging them to make children's health a priority
* to celebrate the first ever harvest (YEAH!) with Milagro Allegro gardeners just 3 months after our garden's opening
Bring your family and friends; come and get to know your neighbors and... eat for a good cause!
Drum performance by the Taiko Drum Center of Los Angeles and the jazz music by Seabreeze.
This event is co-sponsored by Whole Foods Arroyo Parkway, Homegirl Cafe and the USC Childhood Obesity Research Center.
When: Labor Day, September 7th 2009 at 4pm
Where: Milagro Allegro Community Garden
115 S. Ave 56 Los Angeles, CA 90042
One block SE of Figueroa, behind the Highland Theater
What: Enjoy fresh food from local chefs and neighbors
Listen to live music and meet community leaders
Lobby for reform to the Child Nutrition Act
Please bring: A simple, fresh, homemade dish to share
A real (non-disposable) plate, silverware, and cup