Eat for Equity comes to Chicago! Saturday, June 2posted: Friday, May 25th, 2012
Come to West Africa. With food reserves reaching critically low levels, malnutrition is on the rise in the Sahel region of West Africa. Without immediate action, more than 18 million people in Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Gambia and Senegal are at risk of hunger.
At the first Eat for Equity in Chicago, your supper money will go to Oxfam America, an international relief and development organization that is working to support some of the most vulnerable communities in West Africa as they prepare for this crisis. Oxfam is providing seeds and tools to grow vegetables to compensate for poor harvests, offering animal fodder and vet care to help keep animals alive and healthy. Oxfam is also planning work that will help keep drinking water clean and safe, and provide food or short-term employment for cash wages, so farmers can meet their food needs over the summer while they work their fields.
You’ll feast on…
West African Couscous with Peanut Sauce
Coconut Sweet Potatoes
Greens with Onions and Tomatoes
India Pale Ale from Grey Duck Brewing
And more surprises…
Hosted by Suzanne and Oxfam Action Corps
5630 N. Kenmore [1.5 blocks from Bryn Mawr/Red Line]
We suggest a $15-$20 donation, but all are welcome. Please invite your friends, share widely, and RSVP.posted in eating