People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
Food Day at Williams College
Celebrate National Food Day on campus all week!
The first national Food Day is on October 24, 2011. At Williams College, we will rally around the national Food Day goals and celebrate our local commitment to “healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way” with a week of events from October 22 to October 28. Ranging from tastings to discussion to workshops and open-mics, the events during Food Week will highlight what the Williams community is already doing to support the Food Day principles, and give us the opportunity to educate ourselves and join together to push for change in the national food system. See www.foodday.org for more information, and check out the Food Day principles and detailed calendar of events below:
Saturday, October 22
Real Food in the Community: 11am, Dodd Dining Hall (Lehman Council’s Vitamin E Brunch)
Come to Dodd this Sat., 10/22 at 11:00 AM to feast in your favorite defunct dining hall and learn about real food in our community! All are welcome to this free event, part of the bi-weekly Lehman Council brunch series and part of the Food Day festivities around campus (foodday.org).
The Tesoros, Ooma Tesoro pasta sauce (the food industry)
Darra Goldstein, professor at Williams (global food issues)
Mark Rondeau, Interfaith Action Initiative Food Pantry (food insecurity)
Bob Volpi, Dining Services (real food at Williams)
Films and Food Tasting: 3-5pm, Dodd Living Room (Gusto)
This event features screenings of films on food production and issues of fair trade. There will be a chocolate-and-honey tasting to sample a variety of fair-trade, organic products and to enhance the screening experience - we will be screening on one film on cocoa beans and another on beekeeping!
Sunday, October 23
Garden Work Party: 12pm, Parsons Garden (Williams Sustainable Growers)
All are welcome at the Williams Sustainable Garden Project to help with fall tasks and take home a share of the harvest!
Monday, October 24
Food Day festival: 11-2pm, Baxter Hall
Learn about national Food Day, meet local farmers and suppliers who work with Dining Services, and get to know the student groups involved with a wide range of food issues.
Special Dinner & Gelato Party: 5-8pm, gelato dessert in Baxter Hall (Dining Services)
Enjoy a special Food Day dinner in all of the dining halls, followed by a gelato party in Baxter Hall! Ever wondered how our delicious gelato is made? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a gelato-making shift between 9am and 1pm.
Keep Farming Kickoff Event: 7pm, First Baptist Church, North Adams
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and Glynwood Center collaborate to launch Keep Farming® initiative in North County. Area residents, farmers, landowners, food related retailers and producers are invited to this kickoff event and meeting to discuss the future of local agriculture in North Berkshire County (Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, New Ashford, North Adams, Williamstown and Savoy). Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, October 25
Dinner with the Real Food Challenge: 6pm, upper Driscoll
Come have dinner with the Northeast Coordinator for the Real Food Challenge and learn more about the role colleges and universities play in the food system and what we can do at Williams. Visit www.RealFoodChallenge.org for more information.
Sit and Savor: 7-9pm, Spencer (Peer Health)
Take a moment to slow down and enjoy real food and community with delicious local snacks!
Wednesday, October 26
Student Campus Dining Perspectives: 12pm, Paresky 220
Continue the National Food Day festivities with an informal lunch featuring student perspectives on dining and dieting. We'll hear a wide range of viewpoints, including those of vegans, vegetarians, loco-vores, and junk food junkies. Come join the fun, and bring your lunch (whatever it may be).
Real Food Challenge Workshop: 6-8pm, Paresky Auditorium
The Real Food Challenge leverages the power of youth and universities to create a healthy, fair and green food system. Learn more about the current food system and the role colleges and universities play, the growing real food movement, and what we can do at Williams!
Real Food Stressbusters: 8pm, Goodrich Hall (ACE)
Stressbusters is real food themed this week! Take a moment to relax and learn about where your food comes from (with massages as always!)
Thursday, October 27
You are Not Alone: 8-10pm, Goodrich Hall (Mental Health Committee)
Our relationship with the food we eat is an important aspect of mental health. Come hear student perspectives on a range of mental health issues, including eating disorders, with the opportunity to share your story at the open-mic as well.
Friday, October 28
Log Lunch: 12 pm, The Log
Olivia Delia ’12: A Walk Outside: Therapeutic Recreation in Bozeman, Montana
Andrea Lindsay ’13: Growing Food and Community in Seattle: Lettuce Link and Beyond
RSVP to email@example.com
Community Food Game and Food Film: 9-11 pm, Paresky
This Williams After Dark event will begin with the Community Food Game, a role-playing activity that will get you thinking about the social justice and economic issues involved in the food system. Then we’ll watch Ratatouille!