I'm a big fan of Jamie Oliver's, and in case you're not into the food or nutrition scene, Jamie's a ballsy British chef who has used his celebrity status and cooking talents to further the improvement of school lunches and attitudes towards real food and actual cooking worldwide.
What I was only recently made aware of was that Jamie has set up a nonprofit in the US - The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation - and its aims are so perfectly in line with what I think we as a society ought to be doing, that I'm writing this post today to promote its most recent fundraising drive.
Before I get to the drive, here's what the Jamie Oliver Foundation is all about,
"The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation is Jamie’s US non-profit that campaigns to bring food education to schools and youth groups, businesses and communities. It offers hands-on training to teach food skills and instil knowledge, and founds partnerships that enable us to grow nationally and spread the word. The charity fulfils this ambition by raising awareness in the media to promote changes in food policy at a local and national level."The fundraiser's great too. It's a Prizeo campaign which means your contribution to the Foundation also enters you into a draw where the grand prize includes an all-expense paid trip from wherever on the planet you happen live over to England to meet and cook with Jamie.
Now of course if you enter (as little as a $3 donation puts your name in the hat) I'm hoping you'll be in line for the runner up prize because I'm also hoping that this Jamie fan boy's going to win.
If you'd like a chance to meet Jamie, or more importantly if you'd like to make a donation to a worthy food related cause, just click here and you'll be whisked away through the interwebs to Jamie's contest's donation page. And you might want to hurry - there are only 8 days left in the contest.
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