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Food Day

Food Day in the United States is celebrated annually on October 24 and often throughout the month. The celebration was started in 1975 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in an attempt to create an event similar to Earth Day.

What is Food Day?

Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.

October 24 is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. In 2014, Food Day had a special focus on food access and justice for food and farm workers.

This annual event involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.

With Food Day, we can celebrate our food system when it works and fix it when it’s broken. Across the country, more than 8,000 events took place in 2014, from community festivals in Denver, Savannah, and New York City, to a panel discussion on food justice in Washington, DC, to thousands of school activities in Portland, Minneapolis, and elsewhere.

Books in Our Collection

Food Justice
Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States
Closing the Food Gap: resetting the table in the land of plenty
Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture
Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back
Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability
The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming
Nature's Entrepot: Philadelphia's urban sphere and its environmental thresholds
Let Them Eat Junk: how capitalism creates hunger and obesity

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