Food Revolution Pittsburgh
The Food Revolution is on in Pittsburgh and there’s so much to discuss! Let start at the begining. Last year at the One Young World Conference, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver challenged Pittsburgh to revamp our eating habits. From this request, the Food Revolution Cooking Club was born with the help of some motivated local students and some of the top chefs and restaurateurs in Pittsburgh, like Bobby Fry from Bar Marco. The goal is to empower high school students to make better food choices by providing culinary skills, access to local chefs, and industry experience. Over the past year and a half, Bar Marco and other local chefs have hosted the Cooking Club at Obama Academy in East Liberty and now they need our help to take it to the next level!
On May 16th from 2:30-6pm, they will be hosting the biggest Food Revolution Day in the world at the Barack Obama Academy High School. They’re expecting 5,000+ attendees with over 60 exhibitors and the cooking club students, alongside 20 local chefs, to cook for the crowd. ALL of the food is FREE!
Right now they are raising funds on CrowdTilt for a variety of initiatives. If they reach $25,000 they can make Pittsburgh “ground zero for the largest Food Revolution celebration on the planet.” If they raise $250,000 they will work to improve the cooking club to make it a sustainable program, which includes purchasing food and eventually getting a food truck for the students to run. The students will get to earn $12 an hour to run the truck that will serve their fellow students and community. Eventually, they hope to expand to more public schools to completely transform how students are exposed to food in the ‘Burgh. It’s time to Democratize good food everyone – Join the revolution and donate today!