Celebrity chef and food activist Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day will happen May 17 in kitchens, homes and communities around the world, sparking conversations about real food. It is a day to inspire people to share their food and cooking knowledge and resources to help others take steps toward healthier lifestyles.
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation also is spreading awareness through many regional efforts throughout the U.S. Today, April 10, Whole Foods Market is sponsoring a Community Giving Day, which will benefit the foundation. All Northern California and Reno stores will be participating.
Until the end of April, food action supporters can log onto Prizeo (www.prizeo.com/us) and make a donation for a chance to win a cooking lesson with Jamie Oliver in London, all expenses paid. The campaign already has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
“Food Revolution Day is all about people power. I was amazed last year when we managed to get over 1,000 events organized across the globe in only a few weeks; but this year, the response has truly been incredible. Food Revolution has reached 75 countries, which shows that the demand for better food education is a global phenomenon,” says Oliver. “For me, Food Revolution Day is all about building better relationships with great food, and whether that’s through hosting a big event like a farmer’s market or a small dinner with freshly prepared food, it’s all about giving people knowledge and confidence to cook from fresh ingredients and to make better choices about what they feed themselves and their families.”
Hands-on events already are being formed in Houston, Texas, Cape Coral, Fla., Chattanooga, Tenn., Fort Worth, Texas, Boulder, Colo., San Francisco, Calif., Scottsdale, Ariz., and others.
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation is a California-based nonprofit foundation that works to bring food education to schools, higher standards for school food, truth from food producers as well as government action and accountability.