Tonight at midnight, as June 6th gives way to June 7th, there is the powerful nexus between two symbolic dates in world history. Dates which have played a pivotal role in my life and career, as well as milestones on our world's journey towards justice.
Calling for a "delicious revolution," Alice Waters was a main draw at Saturday night's Sips & Suppers, a benefit raising money for D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha's Table. The mother of the slow food movement advocated "slow food ideas" -- and said that starts with providing free school lunch.
How can any candidate, for any office, in a time when our country must grow our economy, not mention our country's third biggest employer? Because, like many Americans, they think nonprofits don't create anything of value.
The Fourth of July is a celebration of America's independence. But America's battered economy has left more of our neighbors more dependent on public benefits and private charity than we have seen since the Great Depression.
For Wal-Mart to grow, it has to turn to urban areas. Not because of some moral epiphany, but because of the bottom line. The "food deserts" Wal-Mart wants to occupy lie on top of deep reserves of customers.
Campus Kitchens is based on a very simple idea: that you can take existing resources (food, people, facilities) and re-organize them to feed more people for less money... while also training men and women for culinary jobs.
Yet, the image of a modest table where families gather is more than just a symbol of modern-day angst. It is also being rediscovered as the venue where bonds are reaffirmed and where breaking bread actually breaks down barriers.