Salem Harvest's November Newsletter worth sharing entirely
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
On November 20th, Salem Progressive Films is showcasing the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste at the Grand Theater at 7:00pm. This in-depth film covers all the bases on where food is being wasted throughout the global food system and offers innovative solutions as well.
Salem Harvest will be there in the lobby before the film sharing information about our program and how we reduce wasted food. After the show, I will be addressing the attendees, sharing my experiences as Executive Director and that of our growers and harvest leaders surrounding food waste at the farm level. Please join us!
What do you do with plums so sour and astringent that they are nearly impossible to eat? Cook them down with sugar, turning them into jam, of course!
On November 10th and 15th, Salem Harvest volunteers will be gathering to turn 120 pounds of otherwise inedible plums into the tastiest plum jam ever created. Lots of fun, team building, teaching and learning the art of jam making, and keeping food from being wasted.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
November 10th through the 18th is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, where people come together across the nation to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Hunger on college campuses is a rising issue faced by many students. Salem Harvest will be joining Willamette University students and Marion-Polk Food Share in discussing these issues at a forum on the 15th.
As the holidays approach and you ponder the thought of giving, please consider donating to Salem Harvest.
We rely upon the generosity of our community to be involved in events like these, fulfilling our mission of feeding hungry families by harvesting food that would go to waste.
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