Sunday, November 15, 2009

A letter from Slow Food USA's presidend about the Time for Lunch Campaign

Dear members and supporters,

It's been two months since 20,000 of you came together for our national day of action to give America's children the school food they deserve. That day was a huge accomplishment for this movement – but it was only a first step.

You can be part of our next one. Congress isn't planning to make progress on child nutrition programs until the beginning of next year. We have until then to show our leaders that kids and parents across America are hungry for change.

We're going to do it by sending thousands of letters — especially letters written by kids — to our legislators' district offices over the next few months. Slow Food USA chapter leaders across the country have already gotten started, and together they've sent in over 1,300 letters. It's time for everyone to pitch in.

Help us spread the word about letter writing, and get involved in the next phase of the campaign.

Through this campaign, tens of thousands of you have invested in America's children's future by organizing and attending Eat-Ins on Labor Day, by donating money and by signing our petition. Thank you.

Over the next few months, your participation is as important as ever. If we keep growing our ranks, we can ensure that the 31 million children who benefit from school meal programs are getting the real food they need to grow into healthy, productive adults.

Thank you for spreading the word,

Josh Viertel

Visit the Time for Lunch website to sign the petition, learn more about the subject aand find out how to make a difference