Richmond Eats: The Local Eating Challenge

Raise awareness and support food security in our community with the third annual Richmond Eats Local Eating Challenge.

From September 25-30, 2017, we challenge our supporters, volunteers, and staff to eat only produce grown here on Lulu island, meat raised by our farmers, and seafood caught by local fishermen while raising funds to help inspire a robust Richmond food system.

Supporters of local food and food security in Richmond sign up as ‘Foodies’ and commit to fundraising and eating Richmond grown foods for one week. Foodies can create a profile and will have a unique link for their sponsors. Then the FUNdraising begins! Foodies reach out to their family, friends, and networks and request donations towards their efforts in taking the challenge. Between September 25-29, 2017, Foodies will eat only food grown in Richmond.

Foodies will receive recipe ideas, tips, and support, including the Richmond Eats Local Eating Guide containing a map to Richmond farms.

Why take the Local Eating Challenge?

Eating local is about bringing communities closer to the roots of our food production systems, nourishing not only the belly, but also our relationships with one another and the land that sustains us. All funds raised go directly to inspiring a robust Richmond food system through education, advocacy, and community building initiatives.

For more information, please check the website or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

On the 2nd Saturday of every month, head to your local Home Depot for some FREE family fun. Kids must be between the ages of 4-12 years, and parents must participate. Each month there is a new wood-working project for the kids to create. The kids will use both glue and hammers. Be sure to visit the Home Depot site to find out each month’s project; you need to pre-register your child.

Word of warning, if your child does not like loud noises, ask to bring your project home. Ear protection is a good idea if you are going to build in-store. Just imagine the sound of 50 or so hammers going simultaneously; it is wild!

When: 2nd Saturday of every month
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: various Home Depot stores

For more information, please check out the website!

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