FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2013
Contact: Sojourner Marable Grimmett
Contact: Sojourner Marable Grimmett
Crafting Bowls for Change at Wheat Street Garden
ATLANTA - May 1, 2013 – New Leaders Council – Atlanta, Truly Living Well Center or Urban Agriculture (TLW), and WonderRoot will host Crafting Bowls for Change, a community-based food and art celebration on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Wheat Street Garden, 75 Hilliard Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
Crafting Bowls for Change is a one-day event to raise funds in support of Wholesome Wave of Georgia and NLC -Atlanta. TLW’s partnership with Wholesome Wave allows every SNAP, WIC, or SFNMP dollar spent at its farmers market to double its value when purchasing healthy locally grown produce. Each year the New Leaders Council - Atlanta trains the next generation of progressive leaders in Georgia and works to solve problems like food insecurity in underserved communities.
"As the founding City Council sponsor of Truly Living Well's Wheat Street Urban Farm and the New Leaders Council, I am delighted to see these two groups partnering with WonderRoot to increase Atlantans' awareness about food deserts and food insecurity. District 2's Boulevard corridor, the host neighborhood for this event, has the highest concentration of poverty in the southeastern United States. I am hopeful that Crafting Bowls for Change will help us place a glaring spotlight on the reality of poverty and hunger in the neighborhood that raised Martin Luther King Jr.", stated New Leaders Council Honorary Chair and City Councilmember Kwanzaa Hall.
Community leaders and members are invited to share a simple and delicious meal of soup served in a handcrafted bowl at Wheat Street Gardens on Saturday, May 25th. In exchange for a cash contribution, guests receive a bowl as a reminder of those struggling with food insecurity in our city, nation and world. Wholesome Wave, SNAP and food security information will be available at the event. Participants are invited to take part in garden tours, family garden activities and crafts, and volunteer opportunities. Open to the public, tickets are $40 for entry and include soup prepared by local chefs, an artist made bowl and a chance to win a TLW CSA subscription or a garden class. To purchase tickets for the event, please visit: http://www.craftingbowlsforchange.org
Truly Living Well and New Leaders Council - Atlanta are proud to partner with Wholesome Wave of Georgia to increase food security in Atlanta and support progressive leadership in our community.
To purchase your tickets for the event, please visit: https://wonderroot.wufoo.com/forms/crafting-bowls-for-change-ticketing
For additional details about the event on Facebook, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/149831961858248/
Follow the event on Twitter: #Bowls4Change
About New Leaders Council Atlanta
New Leaders Council (NLC) works to train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape.
Learn more at http://newleaderscouncil.org
About Truly Living Well
Truly Living Well, a 501(c)3 based in Atlanta, works to engage the community in developing local food systems through education and food production. In addition, TLW demonstrates urban agriculture as a sustainable and economic solution for helping people to eat and to live better. TLW has strategically located its farmers' markets in areas that have had little or no access to fresh, healthy produce, providing a valuable service in our community.
Learn more at http://www.trulylivingwell.com
About Wholesome Wave Georgia
Wholesome Wave Georgia believes that all Georgians should have access to good, wholesome and locally-grown food. Our goal is to increase access to good food for all Georgians while contributing to the local food economy. By doubling each federal or state nutrition benefit (SNAP, WIC, SFMNP) dollar spent at our partner markets, we leverage existing government food nutrition programs to encourage shopping at local farmers markets.
Learn more at http://www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org
WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. We believe that art is an agent of change and that by empowering people with the means to create art, we are in turn empowering people with the means to create change.
Learn more at http://www.wonderroot.org/about