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Food Day set for Oct. 24, with planning meeting next week

Food Day is a celebration of food–food that’s healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced. It’s also part of a grassroots campaign for better food policies. You can find out more about Food Day here.

Across the country, communities are planning events to be held Oct. 24, including in Fredericksburg.

Here, Fredericksburg market manager Gayle Price is organizing the event.

“Food Day is an excellent opportunity to celebrate your programs, highlight the importance of healthy eating and cooking, or announce a new initiative. It’s also an occasion to unite businesses, community members, and organizations to discuss how your community can work together to combat food insecurity and improve public health,” she said in an email. “Food Day is supported by hundreds of national groups and organizations, including the American Public Health Association, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, National WIC Association, National Education Association, Earth Day Network, and many more. Last year, community volunteers organized more than 3,200 events in all 50 states to celebrate Food Day.”

She’s holding a planning meeting the morning of Sept. 10 at the Dorothy Hart Community Center for those individuals and organizations who want to learn more and to participate. She asks anyone planning to attend to RSVP to

Here are examples of events held last year.