Slow Food’s $5 Challenge

Hosted by Slow Food USA, the $5 Challenge is an effort to prove that five bucks can get you a healthy home-cooked meal with more taste and less waste:

The Challenge: This September 15th, 2011, you are invited to take back the ‘value meal’ by getting together with family, friends and neighbors to cook a slow food meal that costs no more than $5 per person. Find an event happening near you, host a dinner, or have a potluck.

Why: Because slow food shouldn’t have to cost more than fast food. If you know how to cook, then teach others. If you want to learn, this is your chance. Together, we’re sending a message that too many people live in communities where it’s harder to buy fruit than Froot Loops. Everybody should be able to eat fresh, healthy food every day.

Get Involved: Sign up for the challenge! You can cook a meal with friends and family, find a local event, or host your own event. When you sign up, we’ll send you $5 cooking tips.

For more information and to sign up:

Note from Slow Food Seacoast: This Day of Action is planned for September 17th, and here on the Seacoast we will be very busy preparing for our Heirloom Harvest Barn Dinner on the 18th. Therefore we are going to be instead featuring this theme at our next Sunday Dinner Potluck on Oct. 2nd (See Calendar).

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