The LA Times launched their first ever food bowl--a month-long series featuring chefs and leaders in the food justice world. The series is focused on driving conversations about sustainability, food waste, and hunger. Many of our favorite organizations are hosting events, and you don't want to miss them. Check out our picks below:
Various dates | SNAP Budget Friendly Food Demonstration
Select farmers markets will host chefs throughout the month of May to demonstrate recipes from Cheap and Good: Eat Well on $4/Day, using seasonal farmers' market ingredients. The book is based on the limiting SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) budget of $4 per person per day.
May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 5pm-9pm | The Immigrant Dinners
To honor the rich contribution immigrants make to the L.A. culinary scene, every Wednesday night in May, Momed presents a special menu of food from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan paired with cocktails created by bar director Robin Chopra. A portion of the proceeds will benefit immigration and refugee charities.
May 7, 12pm-4pm | Downtown Food Bike Tour presented by CicLAvia
Join CicLAvia on a food-filled bike tour of the downtown area. While traveling along previous CicLAvia routes, you'll stop at some of L.A.'s best food destinations.
May 10-12, 8am-9pm | S3 : Safe, Secure, Sustainable
This wonderful event explores, through panel discussions and innovative field trips, solutions to achieving a safe, secure and sustainable food system.
May 13, 1:30pm-3:30pm | The Intersection of Hunger and Food Waste
Conversation will feature a discussion about the state of food waste and food insecurity, as well as innovative approaches to utilize surplus food to reduce hunger, leveraging logistics, technology and other approaches.
L.A. has the largest population of food-insecure families in the nation. At Harvest for the Hungry, local nonprofit Food Forward invites you to take change into your own hands: pick some fruit. Join Food Forward and hundreds of volunteers to harvest the gorgeous, historic citrus groves at the San Fernando Valley's own Orcutt Ranch.
The Ron Finley Project will open its garden gates for an exclusive one-day pop-up taco bar hosted by the “Gangsta Gardener" Ron Finley.
May 25, 6:30pm-9:30pm | The Fight for Fair Food
How food comes to us is often fraught with troubling injustices ranging from unsafe conditions for workers to unequal access to healthy foods by zip code. The Los Angeles Food Policy Council presents a panel discussion exploring how to make food fair.