Everyone keeps talking about August being a slow month in the work world… it’s a lie.
Our grant recipients are gearing up this month for amazing fundraisers, street food, and festivals. All of these events will provide great opportunities for you & your friends and family to eat delicious food in support of great local activists and causes.
The kick-off event is Causa Justa//Just Cause’s Benefit for Housing and Immigrant Rights, which will be hosted on the 15th from 5:00- 7:00pm at Oakland’s famous Dona Tomas located at 5004 Telegraph Avenue. This event will highlight the work of the newly merged organization and lift up the efforts of their organizers and members. Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) is a multi-racial, grassroots organization building community leadership to achieve justice for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents.
How could you pass up a great night of delectable treats in the company of those who are fighting for the rights of San Francisco and Oakland’s residents? You really can’t, can you.
The San Francisco Street Food Festival is an event hosted by La Cocina to advocate for the creation of policies that support the formalization of mobile food vending in San Francisco. As they note: “Policies as they exist today are discouraging and create barriers rather than opportunities for the creation of viable businesses and jobs for San Franciscans. Street food has the power to bring communities casual, affordable, delicious foods made by food entrepreneurs who reflect San Francisco’s diverse population. Policies that support the formalization of mobile vending will work to connect communities throughout San Francisco’s spectrum of class and culture to the everyday food that we all eat and love”. Can you really pass this up? Again, I think not.
To close out this amazing month of August, we have the annual Eat Real Festival, which will be held in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Eat Real Festival was founded in 2008 by a group of people who believe that delicious, convenient, affordable and sustainable food should be celebrated through an annual food festival. They know that today’s eaters are concerned about how to spend their food dollar yet are also increasingly interested in learning about how food choices can contribute to a healthier environment and stronger communities. By using fresh and local ingredients (and their amazing flavors), Eat Real aims to show how easy it can be to support a regional food system by bringing farmers, food producers and eaters together.
I hope to see you all at each of these events!