The fall season means cooler weather, warmer clothes, changing leaves and…lots of food. Oct. 16 is World Food Day, and Oxfam America is teaming up with a host of foodie organizations across the U.S. and around the globe to host a $5 meal challenge. As part of Oxfam’s “Sunday Suppers/World Food Day” campaign, the global gathering will honor farmers and serve as a platform to discuss where our food comes from, who cultivates it and how we can make the food system more sustainable.
So, how can you host a Sunday Dinner?
- Decide what type of gathering you want. How many people? What kind of food? Potluck? If you decide to wear the chef hat, check out these recipes from: Giada De Laurentiis, Mark Bittman, Eric Yost and the Mennonite Central Committee.
- Pick a time and place and spread the word.
- Promote your Sunday Dinner through any one of these invite videos from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, food activist Frances Moore Lappé, Iowa farmer Ellen Walsh-Rosmann and Buddhist Global Relief.
- Print out World Food Day’s handy placement mat and recipe cards to pass out to your guests.
- Use Oxfam’s Sunday Dinner discussion guide.
- Before your guests leave, ask them to join the Oxfam America Mobile Action Network. Text OXFAM to 30644 and the organization will send critical updates about how we can all help during global emergencies.
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