As part of Candler's Centennial, the Dean's Council has launcheda one-year “Community Engagement Emphasis” centered around the issue offood (in)security. This year-long initiative will engage the issue of affordable access toenoughgood food for all people, especially those in our Candler and Metro Atlanta communities. Be reminded that the act of eating, with its challenges and responsibilities, is central to our lives both as humans and as a Christian community. Issues of hunger, limited access to fresh food, and unsustainable agriculture practices are all a part of whatfood (in)security can mean. This year we will be dialoguing more about what this issue means to our community and what we can do about it. Let us take care of ourselves and each other by following the biblical mandate to eat well!
The Food (in)Security initiative will include a number of events this fall including two this week:
Wednesday, 9/24: A film screening of "A Place at the Table," a film about food, food insecurity, and social justice will kick off the initiative on Wednesday, September 24, 11am-1pm in RARB 252. The first 50 to register will receive a free lunch, otherwise bring your own and join us for the film. Register here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/42524676229965.
Saturday, 9/27: This Saturday, September 27, 9am-12pm, will be the inaugural planting day of the new Theology Garden adjacent to the Rita Anne Rollins Building on Dickey Drive. This garden will not only be a place of education about sustainable food growing, but also an active producer of produce for those in need. No tools or prior gardening experience necessary. Come and help!