The Congressional district leaders of the Southeast were busy putting on events all over Dixieland on World Food Day! From Miami, Fla., to Fayetteville, Ark., our volunteers were busy spreading the word that nutrition needs to be on the agenda in order to help 25 million kids reach their full potential. Here are some highlights from just some of the events that took place.
Nashville Congressional District Leaders George Houk and Elaine VanCleave were busy with two events on World Food Day. George led a group gathered at The Well Coffeehouse in the nationwide “heat tweet” at exactly 11:00 a.m. Later, a group gathered at The Holland House Bar and Refuge to “tweet and eat.” Chef Kristin Beringson prepared an open-faced fall root vegetable salad featuring the sweet potato, and Christian artist Ben McDonald of Sidewalk Prophets led everyone in a tweet to Secretary Clinton.
Little Rock, Ark.
Heifer International teamed up with our Little Rock Congressional District leader Autumn Jacobs to host a lunch in their Global Village Café. Employees tweeted and Instagrammed their sweet potato lunches. Then they lead a discussion about how programs like their International Cooperatives and crops like the sweet potato are changing lives around the world.
Down in Tampa, our newest volunteer Sandra Herrera gave out sweet potato recipes, sweet potato fries and a book list all with the purpose of telling people just what’s so special about the humble sweet potato. At the end of the night there was a pop quiz, but not like the kind you get in algebra. This one ended with prizes including gift cards donated by the evening’s host Frankie’s, Doggie Sweet potato treats courtesy of Wag and even two sets of tickets to the Museum of Science!