Tucson was one of the first cities to join last year's inaugural October 24th Food Day and we are excited to bring even more to the table this year. Food Day is a nationwide event emulating Earth Day as a way to raise awareness of healthy, affordable and sustainable food. We are celebrating with festivals, dinners, food swaps, seed swaps, and a scavenger hunt that will have you exploring even more of Tucson's food system.
Food Day supports five priorities as we work to improve our food system nationally and locally. The five priorities:
Tucson Food Day is a collaboration of efforts including the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance, Sustainable Tucson, The University of Arizona, Native Seeds/SEARCH, Pima County Library System, the Community Food Bank, and more. All led by the coordination of Lilly Steirer of Lilly's Table .
We believe there are endless ways to bring together our community around food. Therefore, Tucson Food Day is more than just a one day event. Our city's engaging food organizations are eager to bring over a week's worth of events with a different opportunity happening nearly every day of the week between October 20th-28th. Please see our calendar for our current list of events, but we still have room for more! If you want to teach a class, hold a seminar, give a talk, host a dinner, or you would like to volunteer at one of the existing events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on becoming involved.