Every year in October, World Food Day promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for everyone, everywhere. World Food Day inspires all of us to make healthy changes in our diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities.
At WashU, World Food Day is only the kickoff of a week-long event series, programs and activities. Today’s globalized and industrial food system has led to a growing disconnection between the consumers and the food we eat. Where and how was it produced, what are its cultural and social roots, who contributed to bringing this food to my plate? For Food Week, WashU partners with a number of community organizations to bring these conversations to campus and help us reconnect with the food we eat.
Food Week 2019: Reclaiming Foodways
A hardworking committee of stakeholders from across WashU and St. Louis made Food Week 2019 possible. We’d like to acknowledge the following individuals and groups for contributing their time, resources, or both to bring Food Week to life: Environmental Studies, Office of Sustainability, Dining Services, Office for Socially Engaged Practice, Student Environmental Council, Student Union, A Red Circle, Black Family Land Trust, Gateway Greening, Missouri Botanical Garden’s Earthways Center, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Missouri Rural Crisis Center, Normandy High School, Sierra Club, Socially Responsible Agriculture Project, United People, Ebonie Alexander, Lora Ianotti, Brad Jones, Meghan Kirkwood, Scott Krummenacher, Tyrean Lewis, Nicki Morgan, Bryan Meyers, Lynn Peemoeller, Glenn Stone, Preston Walker, and Rafia Zafar.