Photo-of-the-Month shares a moment, highlight, or story to offer
connection to the experiences at "Food, What?!" This month is a special
message about gratitude.
Yes, tough two weeks and a long road ahead.
Today, this photo of FoodWhat alumni at our 10-Year Celebration jumped
out at me and sparked a feeling of hope. These youth and their adult
allies make up the world I want to live in...shiny, deep, playful,
Black, immigrant, Jew, indigenous, LGBTQ, skater, hippy, baller, Muslim,
Latinx, female, forward, shy. Everyone is welcome. Everyone works to
respect one another, our differences and our similarities, even when
it's uncomfortable. Together we cultivate a safe space and build family.
We're tearing DOWN walls. We grow food and eat together. We serve our
many communities. We work to protect the earth now and for the
generations that come after us. We won't normalize or accept hatred or
bigotry. We protect and lift up youth voices. We are responsible to each
other. Each in our own way, and together, we push to overcome the
sexism, xenophobia, racism, white supremacy, and all other systems of
oppression that we live in.
And we are not alone. YOU are part of this loving community and play a
role in building a more inclusive, just society. And the incredible
constellation of organizations and groups and individuals like us across
the nation are coming together, caring for each other, and rising to
the challenges before us.
As many of us dive into spaces of gratitude this weekend, we are
grateful for you, for your presence, your passion, your commitment, and
Many blessings on your meal and at your table,
Doron, Abby, Irene, Anna, Deonte, David, and the FoodWhat Crew