When: Tuesday 18 March 2013, 630pm-9pm
Where: Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, Missouri 63143
What: “Food Insecurity: When Was Your Last Meal?”
Presented By: St. Louis Green Drinks www.stlgreendrinks.org
Cost: $3.00 donation suggested
Worldwide, about 1 billion humans are under- or malnourished, while 1 billion humans are overweight. The U.S. (e.g., corn, soybeans, wheat, rice) and Missouri (e.g., meat, dairy) produce a lot of food, during which fuel is consumed, and air, water, and soil are sometimes polluted. Yet, in the U.S. over 50 million people, including 17 million children, are food insecure. Almost 20% of Missourians and over 17% of St. Louis area residents don’t know where they’ll get their next meal. At the other end, food comprises over 14% of the U.S. waste stream. Food is grown. Food is trashed. People go hungry. Do you know where your next meal is coming from? If you’re not getting enough food to eat, will you have energy or time to protect clean water or rally for livable-wage jobs? Why is there such a disconnect in our society? On Tuesday 18 March 2013 from 630pm-9pm gather with St. Louis Green Drinks to chew over what we can we do to more effectively manage the cycle of growing food and feeding people.
• Gateway Greening’s City Seeds Urban Farm
• Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security – University Of Missouri
• St. Louis Area Foodbank
Fill ‘er up! Food donations will be collected at this gathering. For a list of food items most needed (e.g., dried grains, cereals, and crackers; canned meats, beans, vegetables, and fruits), check www.stlfoodbank.org/Donate/DonateFood.aspx.