While other awesome ONE world Food Day events took place around lunch last week, San Francisco ONE members, partners and friends woke up early to serve local bakery Sweet Construction’s awesome sweet potato muffins to customers at ING Direct Cafe on Post Street.
Political advocate Christine Pelosi and Mom Blogger Amy Graff helped us raise awareness about hunger, nutrition and the sweet potato. Along with a host of other benefits, the sweet potato is rich in vitamin-A, which helps children grow and develop properly.
US investments in foods like the sweet potato are helping save children’s lives. For less than 1 percent of the budget, the US is investing in training that helps people plant, grow and harvest their own crops so they can earn their own living and pull themselves out of poverty AND pay for their own health care AND send their own kids to school AND employ others in their own community among other things.
From 7:30 to 9 a.m., everyone walking into the cafe for their morning beverage or daily financial transaction, heard the story of the incredible sweet potato, and the progress of US investments in smart agriculture programs. Together we tweeted Secretary Clinton and urge her to put nutrition on the agenda!
Check out this great piece by KGO’s Jonathan Bloom that aired on ABC last week.