Georgians “Eat Real” for Food Day on October 24

(WTVM) - Georgia will host dozens of events in honor of Food Day, the nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Governor Nathan Deal issued a proclamation declaring October 24 "Food Day" across the state and a number of local businesses and organizations across Georgia are following suit by hosting special Food Day events.  including:

Savannah Food Day Festival, hosted by Well FED Savannah, will include thousands of participants, live music, workshops, lectures, and a presentation by the Executive Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and founder of Food Day, Michael F. Jacobson
Date & Time: Sunday, October 28, 11 am – 6 pm
Location: Daffin Park, Savannah

Decatur Farmers Market Eat-In will invite residents to shop at the market and then eat together in front of a nearby church with live music.
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 24, 6pm - 8pm
Location: Bank of America parking lot-163 Clairemont Ave, Decatur

Hometown Throwdown Cooking Competition will feature local celebrity chefs from around Athens.
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 24, 4pm - 7pm
Location: Athens Farmers Market

For more information and a complete list of event times and locations, please visit the Food Day website.


Created by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day is powered by food movement leaders and citizens from all walks of life.  More than 2,300 Food Day events will take place in all 50 states in schools, farmers markets, restaurants, campuses, in homes and workplaces, and elsewhere to raise awareness, educate, and mobilize for better food policies. Food Day aims to bring people closer to a food system with "real food" that is produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it.

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