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Earth Day Full Circle Feast

Saturday, April 25, 2009
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Laura Stec
650 855-7100
Location Details:
Art Institute of California
1120 Kifer Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

This organic, local-foods, Earth Day dinner benefits 4 homegrown nonprofits: Full Circle Farm, Community Alliance of Family Farms (CAFF), Our Daily Bread, and Silicon Valley Foodways. More than a fundraiser though, Full Circle Feast kicks off an effort to improve the entire San Mateo and Santa Clara counties food system. Plus, your donation is tax deductible!

One of the most positive effects we can have on the environment begins on our dinner plate and the tastiest foods are regionally based. Silicon Valley comes together this Earth Day to make ours even stronger, chewing our way to a healthier food-shed. Full Circle Feast models the Full Circle Food Cycle, and its three parts - producers, distributors and users, with beneficiary nonprofits serving one of those roles in our community. A fourth group, Silicon Valley Foodways, is also honored this evening as it officially introduces the Silicon Valley Foodshed Assessment, a ground-breaking food policy effort that sets the table for increased local food access and decreased food waste.

Full Circle Feast starts off the evening with seasonal, organic appetizers served on the deck of the newly opened Art Institute of California Sunnyvale. A salubrious and sustainable dinner follows, prepared by the students at the International Culinary School. The Art Institutes executive chef Eric Frauwirth, visiting chef and author Laura Stec, and representatives of the beneficiary organizations, will offer a course-by-course description of the story behind the food. John Dickman, former Global Food Service Manager for Google and Apple, will be keynote speaker, followed by live music, eco-sweet desserts and a rainforest-friendly coffee service.

This fundraiser is unique in that what benefits one group, benefits all. Attendees will enjoy a delicious meal and the opportunity to participate personally in addressing these exciting issues. Nonprofits receive funding benefits, and we come together to celebrate the interconnected delights of good food, good works, and the start of a stronger regional effort to build a healthy, sustainable food system. Happy Earth Day!

WANT TO SIT WITH YOUR GROUP? If you would like reserved seats at one of the "group tables," please let us know which of the beneficiary nonprofit groups you are affiliated with and we will seat you with other members from that organization.

Tickets are $100
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