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The Fresh Food Initiative Celebrates World Food Day

Growers, chefs, musicians and beekeepers will come together to celebrate World Food Day at a free Fresh Food Fest this Thursday, September 26th, at the Fresh Food Initiative Garden, 2305 Slataper Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46803.

There will be cooking demonstrations by local chefs, food samples, live music and Burmese cultural exhibits and activities. A farmers market will be open to the public for the purchase of organic, fresh, local vegetables from the Fresh Food Initiative farmers.

To increase the impact of social change for World Food Day, a canned food drive will take place at the entrance of the festival. All food items will be divided and donated to three area non-profit organizations including Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, Miss Virginia¹s Mission House and Redemption House.

Any participant who brings at least one non-perishable food item for donation will receive a raffle ticket and be eligible to win prizes donated by local chefs and community food providers.

³We are excited to celebrate World Food Day by showcasing this amazing urban farm and how much can be grown in small plots.² says Holly Chaille, Catherine Kasper Place director.
³The benefits of urban farming are healthier, happier people and higher quality of life through growing and eating foods they love, expanding social circles and teaching others about their traditions.²

A proclamation from Mayor Thomas C. Henry of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be announced to commemorate the day. The event will be from 4 ­ 7pm.