Slow Food Columbus

Take the $5 Challenge

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Slow Food USA has rolled out its annual Day of Action, and it is one that’s near and dear to our hearts: the $5 Challenge.  On September 17, Slow Food USA is asking its members to rise to the challenge of the value meal by cooking a Slow Food-friendly meal that costs no more than $5.  Get together with friends, neighbors, or people you’ve never met over a meal.  You can charge $5 at the door, make it a potluck, or donate the meal to Slow Food and take the tax writeoff. Regardless of how you do it, you’ll help us prove that good, clean, and fair food is something everyone can achieve.

And if you are willing to rise to the challenge, we want to meet you.  We have a Board, we have senior members who have been with the chapter since the beginning (in some cases, before), we have members who are prominent in the community and have traveled internationally to learn and talk about Slow Food.  If you are up to taking this challenge, we will do what we can do ensure that at least one of these people will come to your house and join you for dinner.

So go ahead.  Four of you, five of you, ten, twenty… sign up and let’s show Slow Food USA what Central Ohio is made of.  If you love the idea but aren’t sure you could make a $5 meal, sign up as a guest at a meal near you and find out how someone else does it.  I’ve already signed up to attend the dinner of the first person who volunteered, Kristin K., and I’m looking forward to a great evening—starting with showing up early to help out in the kitchen, if she needs me.



  • Kristin

    Thanks Bear! Looking forward to it!

  • http://www.sapori-e-saperi.com Heather Jarman

    Brilliant idea! Please report the results. They will help me whenever I have to argue with people who think that only the rich can afford good food.

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  • Mary Beth Einerson

    Cornerstone Community Garden to Plate family is looking forward to the challenge! We are planning a semi-private dinner on September 21st (part of our bi-weekly dinners to enjoy each others company and the fruits of our labor). Would love to have a Slow Rep join us.