Support Decatur Farm-To-School with Dinner and/or a MovieDecatur Metro | March 31, 2010 | 1:16 pm
…on different days!
Kristin Allin of Cakes & Ale sends along ways in which you can enjoy a couple evenings out in April and help support Decatur’s Farm-To-School program. For those clamoring for a Decatur movie theater, attending the movie might be warranted if only to see how DHS’ new auditorium serves as a movie theater.
To all who want to help promote healthy foods for Decatur’s schools: please, please make plans to come out to one or both of these events in April! Both events need our participation to succeed and help raise funds for the Decatur Farm to School Initiative. Want to see a Sundance “Official Selection” film? Come to DHS on Saturday, April 17th for a screening of Dirt! The Movie. Need a date night? Family night? Girls or guys night out? Tuesday, April 20th is a great day to do so and help this cause while you’re having fun! Lastly, be sure to thank these participating businesses for helping raise funds and awareness for healthy foods in our schools.
Details after the jump.
Two Great Ways to Support Local & Healthy Foods for Decatur Schools!
The Decatur Farm to School Initiative is hosting two events in April to raise money to integrate Farm to School principles into the curriculum and the cafeteria.
The first event, in conjunction with Earth Day, an April 17th viewing of the film Dirt! The Movie in the new Decatur High School Auditorium. Dirt! The Movie is an Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (visit www.dirtthemovie.org for more details). Tickets are $5 per person and benefit Decatur Farm to School. Ticket sales start that evening at the DHS auditorium from 7-7:30pm and a brief discussion session will follow the movie. Be sure to check out our concession stand of locally made goodies, including special treats provided by Nectar, and Farm to School t-shirts for sale.
The second event is a Dine Out for Farm to School on Tuesday, April 20th from 5-9pm.
Leon’s Full Service, Steinbecks, The Iberian Pig, Cakes & Ale, Brick Store Pub, and Universal Joint will host this event and will donate a percentage of the night’s proceeds to Decatur Farm to School. Make plans now to come out early with the family, or grab your friends for a night out! Each restaurant will serve up Farm-to-School menu items using local ingredients, and Cakes & Ale will also have a kids menu item from 5-7pm.
We need everyone to come out to help these two events raise funds for healthy foods in our schools, so make plans now to see Dirt! The Movie on April 17th and to dine out on April 20th!
Volunteers and restaurants owners who are interested in supporting the event can contact Kristin Allin of Cakes & Ale at [email protected] for additional information.
Additional information on the Decatur Farm to School initiative can be accessed at www.decaturfarmtoschool.org.
Decatur Farm to School partners include Georgia Organics, the Oakhurst Community Garden, the Decatur Education Foundation, and Decatur Active Living.