Every year the Tofu Shop donates about $1,500 worth of organic tofu products to support the work of local non-profit organizations. We recently made tofu donations to two noteworthy conferences that address the important issue of food justice.
In early November, the California Food and Justice Coalition held its 15th annual national Food Justice Conference in the Bay Area. Over 1,100 people attended.
As we do each year, we are again sponsoring the Eco Farm Conference with a donation. Eco Farm promotes healthy farms, communities and the environment. The 32nd annual conference takes place February 1-4, 2012 in Pacific Grove, CA.
The Tofu Shop is committed to sustainable, healthy food production. We are proud to support food justice work with our 100% organic, artisan, sustainably produced tofu.
It’s the last weekend of September, the midst of Indian Summer, and there are lots of great events coming up. The Tofu Shop donated products to support these worthwhile organizations and events. Check them out.
Community Garden Open House and Bike Tour, Sat 9/25, 2 to 5 pm
Redwood Community Action Agency’s Community Garden Collaborative hosts this event at community gardens throughout the county. Green Wheels will lead a bike tour of gardens in Eureka. A Garden Dinner Party follows at 4 pm at Garden of Eatin’ (South and Central Avenues, Eureka) with live music, benefit drawing, and meal for $5 suggested donation.
Surf4Peace Competition, Sat 9/25, 8 am
This non-profit event at Trinidad State Beach benefits coastal and environmental sustainability. This is the competition’s 7th year and proceeds will benefit the Humboldt Surfriders Foundation in Arcata.
The Chesbro Humboldt Family BBQ, Sat 9/25, 1 to 4 pm.
This event, in Blue Lake’s Perigot Park, supports Wes Chesbro’s 2010 campaign for the California Assembly. In tandem with Local Food Month and the Coop’s eat local challenge, the BBQ will feature localvore food. Folks are invited to join in playing bocce ball, softball, or to just hang out and enjoy the day.
HSU Green Campus vegetarian BBQ, Wed 9/29
The Green Campus Program at Humboldt State University is one of thirteen California campuses working towards increased energy efficiency and decreasing institutional and system-wide carbon footprint.
As summer finally kicks into gear on the north coast, so do lots of great community events. Here are some of the events we’ve recently supported with donations of Tofu Shop products:
- Happening today, 11:30-2:00 - Thrill of the Grill, at the Northcoast Co-op’s Eureka store, a fundraiser for Food for People, our local food bank
- Trail Mix – Trails Trust of Humboldt Bay fund raiser in support of local trails
- AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project – Klamath-Trinity Fish Fair
- Mateel Community Center’s Summer Arts and Music Festival
- Westhaven Center for the Arts – Spring Fling fund raiser to benefit children’s programs
- AmeriCorps graduation
It’s Godwit Days time…California’s North Coast Spring Bird Migration Festival. Check out the amazing 5 day line-up of birding and nature events and outings. We’re pleased to support the event with a donation of Tofu Shop products for the opening night reception. Did you know that you can see live birds of prey at the Arcata Community Center on Saturday and Sunday?
Also this week, we donated products to the Jerold Phelps Foundation’s 4th Annual Hospital and Clinic Ball, a fundraiser for the southern Humboldt hospital.
Be sure to check out Plan It Green’s 4th Annual Building Green Communities Conference (Local Self Reliance: Making Connections) tomorrow, Saturday April 3, at the Arcata Community Center. We’re pleased to have donated products for the event.
Two other great groups we donated to recently:
Redwood Peace and Justice Center’s Beer and Bread benefit