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, December 17th, 2010 — V-Day, Democratic Republic of the Congo

'Tis the FitH season...

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Holiday potluck and first Goods in the Hood, especially Kim, our exceptional hostess, and Rosemary, who displayed my fair trade items to perfection. We raised $130, which is almost enough to buy the Congolese women a sewing machine.

This Friday, we'll be continuing to raise money for Eve Ensler's City of Joy. Mike has posted two videos and a beautiful, bald picture of Eve on the announcement for last week's dinner just under this menu. I'll also have Goods in the Hood available for those who missed it, with a few additional items like Conserve wallets made in India with upcycled plastic bags:

As a special treat, Veronica's friend Avi Tutman will play the piano before dinner. Avi, who's a UCSC economics graduate at 18 years old, is a magnificent piano player. Along with my all-time favorite song, Hallelujah, he also plays many of his own compositions, which are breathtaking. Even if you can't stay for dinner, come hear him between 6:30 and 7:00.

On to the menu for Friday, December 17 at 6:30

Please RSVP if you can make it!


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