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.

UniverseCity

enabling the great reskilling through affordable small classes.

The Parent Network

how to raise giving kids in a taking world.

RetroMetro

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

GrowFoodPartyCrew

helping to make santa cruz into an edible oasis.
Saturday, March 24th — Avaaz

It's the FirTht FitH of spring!

Thank you to everyone who made our last FitH a success. We donated $200 to Avaaz to pressure the Arab League to come to the assistance of Syrian protesters. Avaaz, with only a half-dozen staff members, creates and delivers global petitions that go to 13 million members. This week we'll again be supporting Avaaz because they're teaming with another of the most efficient nonprofits we know - Rights Action. With only three staff members, Rights Action keeps the spotlight on abuses in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, particularly by mining companies.
The Avaaz petition reads:

When security forces of a Canadian mining company brutally evicted Mayan families from their villages in Guatemala, eleven women were raped, a community leader was killed, and a young man paralyzed. Now villagers are standing up and suing HudBay Minerals for these horrific crimes -- but they need our help to match the corporate legal firepower and win their case!


Read the Petition
The victims have filed a lawsuit in Canada, where HudBay's headquarters are located. But HudBay is asking that the court turn over the lawsuit to Guatemala, where its weak courts are likely to let them go free. Experts say that the ruling could have massive reverberations beyond Canadian borders -- a win for the plaintiffs could force HudBay and other multinationals to clean up their acts abroad.
Face to Face with Graham Russell:
Are Canadian mining companies getting away with murder?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71mB0JuJSpE

Our donation will help the Mayan Qeqchi people with their Canadian lawsuit. Cash donations are preferable because they can be sent immediately - I'm up to date with all of those but still lagging with getting checks sent in (mea culpa). All recipes are again from Simply Organic by Jesse Ziff Cool of Flea Street Cafe:

 

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