October 4 & 5, 2002: Share the Harvest Benefit Bake


American Flatbread – Flatbread Kitchen

Dedication

Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2002

Tonight’s menu and baking are dedicated to

 

Share the Harvest Benefit Bake

 

            This Friday, American Flatbread is happy to join other restaurants throughout Vermont in supporting “Share the Harvest”, a NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association) initiative to help low-income Vermonters access fresh, local, seasonal vegetables, while at the same time providing much-needed income to farmers.

            The program is a wonderful example of connecting the nutritious bounty of the land with people who, because of economic constraints, too often are unable to have and enjoy the most flavorful and nutritious food our society produces. Although primarily conceived of as a hunger relief strategy, share the harvest has evolved into an important educational tool, reconnecting the disadvantaged with their community’s soil, the relationship between good food and good health, and the issues of sustainability.

            It has been said that education is the most effective path out of poverty. What is heartening to see in this work is that important educational experiences and initiatives exist outside of traditional educational institutions. In a diverse population approaching 300 million people, diversity in our approach to solving the great societal problems, like poverty and hunger, are a cause for good hope. Thank you for coming tonight. Your food choice just made a difference.

 

                                                                        Love,

                                                                                    George

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