FREE

(Food Responsibility

and Enjoyable Eating)

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FREE is currently providing dinner monthly for the second Wednesday potluck at the Fellowship.

Suggested donation:  $6-$12 per adult (which does not cover wine)  and

$4 per child.

(The suggested donation has been increased this program year

so that FREE can contribute a local, in-season dish

for the monthly meal UUFA provides for Our Daily Bread.)

FREE also participates in the food preparation for Our Daily Bread each month on the third Friday. We welcome more help. We provide a side dish(es) of fresh vegetables and fruit. Recently, the contribution was a large bowl of bananas, apples and oranges for folks to take home with them. It was a big hit. Also,, we oven roasted a large batch of fresh local okra and provided a large lettuce salad.
We will be donating a weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box of local vegetables to a low-income family.  FREE encourages its members (and everyone) to support the local Farmer’s Markets at least once a month – Saturday morning at Bishop Park and the West Broad Market as well as Wednesday at Creature Comforts. Take in coffee and music and buy a view items. What a difference this action could make for a local farmers.
FREE also works with getting nutritional information out to the community and helped line up a speaker for an OLLI class in October. Dr. Neal Priest will talk about the big three – Fats, Proteins and Carbs. The class is full and wait listed.
Finally.at the UUFA retreat at the Mountain on the weekend of September 22, FREE will be offering a workshop. The following is a description of the workshop:

Eating as a Spiritual Practice

The UUFA Food Responsibility team invites you to explore eating as a spiritual practice and explore how the Food Responsibility team contributes to justice in the larger community. Many aspects go into health but one thing we do that has a tremendous impact not only on ourselves but on the world is what we eat. Nutritional science points more and more to the value of a plant based diet. How can we embrace our diet as a spiritual connection now and for the future?

 

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 New members are always welcome.   If you eat, join us!

Click here to download the UUA’s Ethical Eating:  Food and Environmental Justice Study Guide.

Contact Kate Blane for more information: raya_mead@yahoo.com or 706.546.7671.

 

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