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, August 12th 2011 — Maharshtra Foundation – Door Step Schools

Bringing Education to Children Everywhere

Last summer we did a fundraiser for the Door Step School in Mumbai, India.

They operate a "school on wheels" which goes to marginalized and transient worker communities, bringing portable libraries and classrooms. Through a postal service mistake, our check for $150 came back in the mail. I'm taking this as a sign that we should send it back with more. So this week, as we send Veronica off to college, we'd like to bring education to other children. Checks can be written to the Maharshtra Foundation, with Door Step Schools written on the memo line.

Another successful model of bringing education and equality to pavement-dwelling children in Calcutta is demonstrated in this story of an Irish nun named Sister Cyril.

We haven't done an all-vegetarian meal for while, so all of our items this week are from Deborah Madison's Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets, except for the blackberry-raspberry sherbet, which is courtesy of Lindsey Johnson at Cafe Johnsonia.

How can we resist when the markets are bursting with perfect, lush fruits and inviting, delectable veggies?

On to the food for Friday, August 12th at 4:00

RSVP and let me know if you're coming!


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