Fed Up (filleduporfedup.com) – a blog devoted to better food ideas for a more sustainable world - will be producing a fundraiser called Desserts for Deserts to raise the awareness about food desserts. This term refers to areas where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. Food deserts are prevalent in rural as well as urban areas, and are most prevalent in low-socioeconomic minority communities.
Almost everyone has a sweet tooth and Fed Up wants to take advantage of this fact. The fundraiser will be an evening of sampling desserts from some of the finest bakeries, chocolatiers, restaurants, caterers and pastry chefs in Chicago. This is where you come it! You have been handpicked to participate because of your commitment to more healthy and sustainable ways of eating.
Money raised will go to benefit Fresh Moves (freshmoves.org) – a great organization with a very ingenious solution to eliminating food desserts in underserved communities. It transformed a donated CTA buses into a mobile produce market, and make routes selling fruits and vegetables four times a week in North Lawndale and Austin.
Desserts of Deserts will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Greenhouse Loft, a new Platinum LEED certified event venue, housed in Chicago’s Green Exchange at 2545 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL. The time frame is 7:00pm is VIP reception, 8:00pm general admission and ends at 10:00pm. There will be drinks, entertainment by fig media, and brief remarks from Mari Gallagher – national food desert expert.