Slow Food USA is offering a deal this month to new donors who would like to be members. Until October 1st any donation will gain you membership status. Usually requiring a $60 gift, membership in Slow Food USA connects you to your local slow food chapter, puts you on the mailing list to be notified of and receive invitations to events, and provides discounts on select events and publications.
This is a great organization and for those folks who aren’t familiar with Slow Food USA, here is a bit of an overview. Founded in Italy in 1986 in order to combat “fast food” (namely, a Mcdonald’s), Slow Food International was begun to preserve cultural cuisine, heirloom plants, local food traditions, and sustainable agriculture. The first chapter in the US was begun in New York in 2000 and since then US membership has grown to over 15,000 people.
Recently Slow Food USA has been taking on the school lunch program with their Time for Lunch campaign, aimed at raising the standard for nutrition in our public schools. This is a must read for any parent who has concerns about the quality of food choices provided to their school age children.
More information about Slow Food USA, their programs, and membership can be found at www.slowfoodusa.org.
This post has been my weekly contribution to Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday blog carnival.