Thank you to all the Hands On Greater Portland volunteers and county staff who came out to our Food Day work party!  We had a beautiful fall day on the farm and harvested 362 pounds of fresh local produce for SnowCap Community Charities!!

It is wonderful that people from around the country and world got together to celebrate National Food Day events this month.  But it doesn't have to stop there.  Everyday people make choices about what they eat. Thinking about where your food is coming from and how it is produced is the essence of the Food Day movement.  If we begin to learn about and consider the well being of all stakeholders in the food web, we will be able to make better informed personal decisions.  Which in turn helps us to drive public policies that can make a positive impact for all. 

Six Food Day principles:

1. Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
2. Support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness
3. Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
4. Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms
5. Promote health by curbing junk food marketing to kids
6. Support fair conditions for food and farm workers

To access more CROPS Food Day pictures please visit our Facebook page.