On October 24th and 25th, Chestertown residents join Food Day, www.foodday.org, the nationwide celebration that inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies with a Two Day Food Drive to benefit the Kent County Community Food Pantry. The Downtown Chestertown Association (DCA) and Chestertown Natural Foods have organized the Food Drive with generous help from Washington College Sorority Alpha Omicron Pi.
“The residents of Chestertown are famously enthusiastic and supportive of real food. Our Saturday morning Farmer’s Market features produce grown by our neighbors making a Food Day celebration a logical and much welcome celebration of real nutritious food. I urge all Chestertown residents to participate in our inaugural Food Day celebration and make it the success I know it will be,” noted Mayor Chris Cerino.
Collection boxes will be at Acme, The Freeze, Walgreens, 7-11, Twigs & Teacups, Chesapeake Bank & Trust, and Chestertown Natural Foods on Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th.
The fourth annual Food Day will see thousands of events in all 50 states aimed at promoting “real and just” food for all. All year round, Food Day is devoted to mobilizing support for policies that advance healthier diets, promote sustainable and organic agriculture, reduce hunger, reform factory farms, and support fair working conditions for food and farm workers.