EATS Update: Food Equality, Family Cooking Classes & Support Local
Thank you EATS family for your generous support! Last week EATS went silent to make space for our friends of color to share their messages, to listen as an organization and to learn how to be a stronger ally for our friends.
EATS recognizes the pain being felt across the country. To share our support for the Black Community, to reject any form of racism, hate, violence, and bigotry. We express our hope to be part of the solution and change that needs to occur to address systemic racism and oppression. Harder conversations and stronger actions lay ahead. We are listening, and we want to be held accountable for as we strive to become better leaders and more compassionate human beings.
EATS believes all people deserve access to high-quality, fresh, and nutritious food. EATS has seen that people of color are suffering at greater rates from COVID-19. This pandemic has put a spotlight on the underlying systemic issues in our country – that racial, societal, and economic factors have a direct impact on people’s health and their ability to access basic necessities such as food, housing, and other resources for a healthy life.
We stand in support of the organizations that are tirelessly working against injustice and racism, as well as those that have protested to push for real change on behalf of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others.
Food is a social currency that transcends all barriers: language, age, gender. Food is also the cornerstone of health. EATS commits to starting within our own organization. We commit to continue to work toward food equity, addressing the racial, societal, and economic factors that influence people’s access to fresh food.
We can do better and we will do better as allies and friends to those who need our voices now.
Thank you again for your support!
EATS’ Family Cooking Classes Return!
Please join us for Carrots Around The World in this four-class series.
EATS will provide all the ingredients needed for each class. Participants can either pick up their ingredients or we can deliver them.
For your safety, and ours, we will be hosting these classes via Zoom and participants will receive a link to the recorded class after so you always have access to the lesson. Please join us for the whole series, or class by class if that is easier for you.
Dates & Registration
Register here, or sponsor a family to participate!
Curious Cooks is possible because of generous support from Grady Kohler and the team at Windermere Real Estate.
Locally-sourced seasonal produce can be difficult to navigate during a pandemic with limited grocery runs and increased inclination to buy more shelf-stable goods. By identifying local seasonal produce, we can help support our community’s local economy and farmers, while eating flavorful and nutritious foods!
Support Our Community Members
A way our community can show our collective support and elevate our community members is to #shoplocal and at businesses owned by people of color. EATS recommends the following restaurants:
*This is not an exhaustive list, the restaurants listed gave permission to use their names in this segment.
Food security is an example of racial injustice. COVID-19 has exacerbated this already large problem.
COVID-19: Food Insecurity
Peanut allergies and one theory of what may be the cause.
Peanuts: Public Enemy No. 1?