On Thursday, September 10 there’ll be a virtual event to raise funds for the Food Literacy Project and APRON Inc. It’s called Turnip for Change , and includes a live toast at the Food Literacy Project’s Facebook page at 7:00 p.m.

The organizers encourage supporters to host a virtual house party or small gathering, and have left nothing to chance, sharing these party ideas in a news release. 

  • Stir-up a farm-fresh blistered bourbon cocktail with Thomas Bolton of Maker’s Mark. Be sure to join us for the Facebook toast, because Thomas will have a special gift for one lucky (and thirsty) adult. 
  • Watch the good folks from Anoosh Bistro cook up a fresh dish to celebrate the harvest season.
  • Check out exclusive wine recommendations from John Johnson, owner and sommelier at The Wine Rack.
  • Visit our Virtual House Party Toolkit for advice and resources to host a celebration on your own thyme 🙂
  • Explore our local food system with Farmer Ivor Chodkowski of Field Day Family Farm. Celery-brate the bounty of the harvest with a box of produce picked just for YOU by Farmer Ivor. Only 25 boxes will be available for pick-up on September 9th at Field Day Family Farm (order information coming soon).
  • Find delicious and healthy recipes developed by our Field-to-Clubs and the Youth Community Agriculture crew.
  • Draw inspiration from the Food Literacy Project Cooking Series.
  • Discover the joy of learning by doing. Check out family-friendly activities created by the Food Literacy Project to help build healthy habits and a connection to the land. 
  • Zoom instructions.
  • Facebook Live instructions.

To donate and/or purchase tickets for the virtual event, go here.

The Food Literacy Project’s mission “is youth transforming their communities through food, farming, and the land. We are leveraging food and sustainable agriculture, youth leadership, cross-sector partnerships, and neighborhood assets to work towards a vision for a healthy and equitable community where people and places thrive. Since 2006, we have been striving to address the root causes of food insecurity and bring change to the family table by expanding urban agriculture, farm and garden-based education, and food access initiatives.”
The mission of APRON Inc. “is to provide temporary, limited financial relief to professional food and beverage industry workers in the Louisville, KY metro area who work at locally owned establishments and who are experiencing financial distress due to illness, injury or other issues. Food service professionals who have suffered an accident, family emergency, criminal act committed against such person or other catastrophic event are eligible for assistance.”
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