WHAT’S COOKING IN 2020!
Our Not-To-Be-Missed Fundraiser
Chef Raffle – FEAST Virginia will be raffling off a sumptuous catered in home dinner for 4 people with a choice from 3 menus (beef, seafood or vegetarian including an appetizer, entree and dessert) by Chef Cory Owens. Details coming soon on Facebook. A very limited number of tickets (200) will be sold and will be available to purchase in mid-January. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Public Screening of a noted documentary film: “The Skin You're In” presented by writer and producer Dr. Thomas LaVeist Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk
6 pm – 8 p.m.– this important film is open to the public – Q&A afterwards
Did you know that African Americans live “sicker” and die younger than any other ethnic group in the nation. Why is this happening? In this feature documentary, The Skin You're In, we will investigate this disturbing phenomenon: the astonishing disparity between black and white health in America, find out why the disparity exists and discover what can be done about it.
The film will take viewers on a journey of exploration of this critical health problem. We will talk to leading experts and researchers from around the country who will explain the problems and what can be done. But mostly we will see the problem first hand in the everyday lives of African American families telling their stories, and meet people who are making a difference.
February 19, 20, & 21, 2020
FEAST Train the Trainer 3 Day workshop - $375.
Help! We need donations for scholarships for those who want to take training but don't have the funds. Please consider making a donation of $375 for a scholarship. We have 4 would be trainers who have signed up but don't have funds – the more trainers we have, the more people we can train! Instructors: Dana Rizer, Executive Director FEAST L.A. and Amy Vu Program Director FEAST L.A.
Queen Street Baptist Church
413 Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk
Please sign up on line now.
Once our initial trainers are trained we will be able to determine how many programs we can support ($5,000 for 12 weeks) and days, times and locations. Donations are gratefully received and deeply appreciated.
Thank you for your interest and support in the FEAST Virginia program! We hope to provide a quarterly newsletter that brings you updates on all of the programs being offered, the progress and the successes along the way. Please help us spread the word about FEAST Virginia and please stay connected to us. It will truly take a village to bring about the needed change in how we think and deal with our complicated food system. However together this is possible!
Start off your New Year by becoming more mindful of the foods that you incorporate into YOU!
With deepest gratitude for all of your help and support, I wish you a happy, healthy, connected New Year. As always--