Food in the Hood is a biweekly neighborhood dinner to raise funds for global charities.

617 Walnut Avenue
Santa Cruz, California
Click on the links below to view a slideshow from the fundraiser for:
El Andalon
Caravan for Cuba

Customers take whatever they want and donate whatever they want. All proceeds go to a different global charity each week. Ingredients are fair-trade and as local as possible, from the Farmer's Markets or backyards. Students from Santa Cruz High School sometimes help out, play ukuleles, or play with the baby chicks.
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Are you Local to
Food in the Hood?
We welcome donations of:

  • » Backyard produce
  • » Baked goods
  • » Homemade food
  • » Preserves
  • » Canning jars
  • » Plants & seeds
  • » Plant containers & flats
  • » Scraps for chickens / rabbits

FitH partners WitH:

Wide World Partners

high school students raising awareness and funds for global causes.


enabling the great reskilling through affordable small classes.

The Parent Network

how to raise giving kids in a taking world.


artisans and entrepreneurs making the practical beautiful and the beautiful practical

Transition Santa Cruz

a catalyst for relocalization

Slow Money Santa Cruz

an investor co-op for a return to small-scale agriculture & industry.

Third Paradigm

A radio thinktank about community sovereignty and regenerative economics.
FRSC 101.1 FM
Sunday 1:30pm


helping to make santa cruz into an edible oasis.
Friday, April 1st, 2011 — Aristide Foundation in Haiti

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We've been working like dogs to get the new Hood Dining Hall painted. No, that's not true. I know a lot of dogs and they eat, sleep, and play. We've been working like people... and it's finally done!

For the 100th anniversary of Women's Day, we made $100 for the Global Fund for Women. And we had a wonderful time with new FitHers Jerry and Regla, who's promised to help cook a Cuban Feast-in-the-Hood in the future.

Read about the Iodine content of Nori and Miso

This week we'll be eating Pacific Asian food in solidarity with the victims of the triple tragedy - earthquake, tsunami, radiation. Our hearts are breaking for the people of Japan. Keep eating that nori and miso as natural ways to boost our iodine. We need to stay strong and healthy so we can keep helping others. The world needs us!

Visit the Website

While we snack on this Chinese-Thai-Vietnamese-Hawaiian-Indian-Roman fusion, we'd like to benefit the Aristide Foundation in Haiti. Welcome back, President Jean-Bertrand! And check out the interview on Democracy Now with the first among ladies, Mildred Aristide. What a woman!

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This is also First Friday for Art Tours. I had no idea what a beautiful and well-stocked website they had. So much to look at! So many different ways to perceive! We'll be having our FitH from 5 - 8, so you can start here and nibble your way through a night of tasty morsels for all of the senses.

Here's the details of the menu, for Friday, April 1st from 5–8pm

  • Ginger and Sage Pork Potstickers
  • Salmon Dumplings with Coconut Curry Sauce
  • Vietnamese Caesar Salad
  • Spring Asparagus Salad with Sesame Seeds
  • Aromatic Coconut Milk Chicken with Crisp-fried Shallots
  • Lemon-Marmalade Fried Fish and Edamame
    Lemon-Marmalade Fried Fish and Edamame
  • Chow Fun with Chinese Barbeque Pork and Snow Peas
  • Broiled Pineapple with Macadamia Crunch
  • Apple-Jasmine Five-Spice Tea Cakes

Please RSVP if you're coming to eat here or to bring a FitH-pak home!


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