See You TODAY – Daley Plaza

August 25, 2009 at 9:04 am



It’s Time for Lunch
in Daley Plaza
 Wednesday August 26, 2009



Our Program Will FeatureM.C. Mike Nowak From the Mike Nowak Show on WCPT
Lynn Peemoeller
President Slow Food Chicago



Jim Braun co-Chair IL Local & Organic Food & Farms Task Force & Slow Food USA Board Member
18th District IL State Representative
Julie Hamos
Celebration of passage and signing of Illinois Food, Farms, and Jobs Act



Cleo Record Growing Power Youth Intern
Lucy Gomez Feliciano Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Josh Viertel
  President Slow Food USA



Slow Food USA Policy Platform~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Every school day, we have an opportunity to build a strong foundation for our children’s health by serving them real food at school. Children who grow up enjoying food that is both delicious and good for them learn healthy habits that last throughout their lives. Each year that we fail to satisfy our children’s right to real food is another year we deny our children good health, we diminish their ability to learn and we close the door on their opportunity to succeed.

The need for real school food has never been greater. Today, one in four children is overweight or obese, and one in three will develop diabetes in his or her lifetime. In the face of this crisis, our schools are financially struggling to feed children anything but the overly processed fast food that endangers their health. For many children, school lunch is their only guaranteed meal of the day. Right now, those children are forced to choose between going hungry and being unhealthy.

Our leaders in Congress need to hear that when it comes to our children and the legacy we’re leaving them, change can’t wait.  Visit the Slow Food USA website to learn more and how YOU can get involved

Host your own Eat-In on Labor Day, September 7thLearn How

Slow Food USA is organizing a National Eat-In on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009. On that day, people in communities across America will gather with their neighbors for public potlucks that send a clear message to our nation’s leaders: It’s time to provide America’s children with real food at school.


Bring your lunch or PLAN AHEAD and order here from our lunch providers~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     Green Bag Lunch
     Gourmet Gorilla
     Southport Grocery
     Hannah’s Bretzel
     City Provisions


Stop by an information table for a complimentary piece of fresh, succulent & seasonal fruit from local farmers


Special thanks to our partner organizations and all of our volunteersHull House, Local Beet, Angelic Organics Learning Center, Chicago Cooks, Windy City Harvest, Seven Generations Ahead, Green Mama, FamilyFarmed, Edible Chicago, Green City Market, Dawes School, Food, Farm & Jobs, Organic School Project, Chicago Honey Co-op, Purple Asparagus, Seedling Orchard, Lehman’s Orchard, Stover Farms, Mick Klug Farms


Visit our website for more information

Slow Food Chicago  







One Comment

  1. Karen says:

    Can’t attend today, but put a link on my Facebook page to get others to sign the petition. Thanks to those that are lunching in the plaza today!

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