October 13, 2010

A Day of Action, Partying, and Food

Thanks to all who joined us on Sunday for a fantastic 10.10.10 -- a day of action in which folks got together all across the city and the world to take action that will make their communities more sustainable and just.

Here at Bread for the City we hosted the Local Food Block Party, alongside the Hip Hop Caucus, Roadside Organics, Arganica, Sweetgreen, and many other venues (like Baltimarket, a mobile grocery store targeting food deserts in Baltimore, as reported on over at the DC Food For All).

The food was free, locally sourced, and delicious; the speakers were inspiring; and the music was hott! See this video that one party attendee produced on the fly, featuring a speech by the Hip Hop Caucus's Reverend Lennox Yearwood, and some clips of musical performance by DC's own Tabbi Bonney.

(Be sure to catch the last minute - a real treat from some kids with serious moves.)

Also see this review over at Thick N Fit, and check out this set of photos over at Eclectic Scene. A sample:

(Congratulations to event MC Lauren Von Der Pool, whose "smiley face vegan sliders" have been selected to be served in DC Public Schools!)

Best of all, the event helped us raise $1,500 for our new rooftop garden project! We are still raising money for this, the first large-scale rooftop agriculture site in the District -- will you help us build it?

Thanks to all who made the event a success!

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