OctoberFeast! Connecting Farms and Families

Join Growing Local and People of Progress for Redding’s 2nd annual Food Day celebration on Wednesday, October 24, from 5:30 to 8 pm.

OctoberFeast will bring together great chefs, locally grown food, and the community – an unbeatable combination! Four of the area’s talented chefs will entertain and educate through cooking demonstrations, and then the audience will enjoy a scrumptious seasonal meal together.

“Our goal is to embrace cooking and eating together as families and community while raising essential funds to reduce hunger locally,” says Susanna Sibilsky of Growing Local.

Featured chefs are Guenn Johnsen-Gentry of Clementine Cooks, Christine Silver of Tapas Downtown, and Roque & Tif Carbajal of Sweetie’s Café & Catering.

OctoberFeast will take place at the First United Methodist Church Community Room, 1825 East Street, in Redding (corner of South & East Streets).

Families are welcome. Tickets are $15 per person. Kids 12 and under are free and ages 13-16 are $6. All proceeds benefit People of Progress Food Bank & Resource Center. Ten dollars of each adult ticket is tax deductible.

Seating is limited! Reserve your fork online or by phone. For tickets visit growinglocal.brownpapertickets.com or call People of Progress at 243-3811. RSVP is appreciated by October 18 to ensure enough food is prepared.

For more information, please visit healthyshasta.org/news/octoberfeast or contact Melinda at 225-5351 or melinda@healthyshasta.org.

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement to improve our nation’s food policies; promote safer, healthier diets; support sustainable and organic farms; reduce hunger; reform factory farms to protect the environment; and support fair working conditions for food and farm workers.

People of Progress (POP) is a local nonprofit serving Shasta County since 1973. They operate a food bank, resource center, thrift store and community gardens. POP serves 16,000 people annually in Shasta County and has been a catalyst for progress on many community issues. More information about POP can be found at www.peopleofprogress.org.

Growing Local is an informal coalition of nearly 600 individuals and organizations who share a common interest in supporting a local, sustainable agriculture industry and ensuring convenient access to healthy, locally produced foods for the people of the North State. More information on Growing Local can be found at growinglocal.blogspot.com.

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