Full Circle Celebrates First National Food Day With Facebook Event Supporting Food Banks in Alaska and Washington
Harvest Moon Food Challenge Promotes Healthy Eating While Supporting Families and Individuals In Need
CARNATION, Wash., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Circle, the Northwest's leading organic produce delivery service and grower, today marked the world's first annual Food Day by launching an online contest expected to generate thousands of pounds of fresh organic produce for food banks across Washington and Alaska.
Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably grown food and a grassroots mobilization for improved food policies. It is led by an advisory board that includes some of the top voices for change in the food world, including urban farming proponent Will Allen; author Michael Pollan; publisher Maria Rodale; chefs Dan Barber, Nora Pouillon, Barton Seaver, and Alice Waters; cookbook author Nina Simonds; actress Jane Fonda; filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and others.
Full Circle's Harvest Moon Food Challenge is a Facebook-based event designed to promote healthy eating while augmenting needed supplies at two of the region's most relied-upon food banks. Full Circle will donate one pound of organic produce to Food Lifeline in Washington or Food Bank of Alaska for each entrant. More entrants mean more donated food, and more food-related prizes for participants. Each entrant will then be eligible to win $20 or more in Full Circle credits as well as a dinner for four at a local restaurant (a $400 value). Go to Full Circle's Facebook page to learn more and register for the Challenge.
"We are big believers in Food Day and our Harvest Moon Food Challenge will help raise awareness and action on behalf of this great cause, while also offering something every person deserves: fresh and healthy food," said Andrew Stout, founder and CEO of Full Circle. "We're thrilled to engage the Full Circle community to support local food banks and spread the word about Food Day."
Entering Full Circle's Harvest Moon Food Challenge is one of many ways people can celebrate Food Day on October 24. Hundreds of events are scheduled nationwide, including dozens in WA and AK, from potluck dinners to specialized school lunches to farmers' market celebrations. Check out foodday.org for additional information.
About Full Circle
Established in 1996, Full Circle provides healthy and organically grown produce directly to consumers through its farm-to-table delivery service and to a broad base of retail and commercial customers throughout Washington, California, Idaho and Alaska. Full Circle cultivates over 50 crops and 200 varieties of organic produce on its 400-acre farm near Carnation, WA. Full Circle partners with other organic growers and artisan producers to provide consumers with fresh fruits, vegetables, and all-natural products year round. Full Circle's mission is to make it easy to live the good food life and help change our food system for the better, one meal at a time. For more information visit: www.fullcircle.com.
SOURCE Full Circle
Posted: October 24, 2011