THE CHALLENGE: This September 17, you’re invited to take back the ‘value meal’ by getting together with family, friends and neighbors for a slow food meal that costs no more than $5 per person. Cook a meal with family and friends, have a potluck, or find a local event.
WHY: Because slow food shouldn’t have to cost more than fast food. If you know how to cook, then teach others. If you want to learn, this is your chance. Together, we’re sending a message that too many people live in communities where it’s harder to buy fruit than Froot Loops. Everybody should be able to eat fresh, healthy food every day.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED: Take the pledge to share a meal with family and friends, find a local meal or host your own. If the date doesn’t work, you can still take the pledge to show your support – and Slow Food USA will send you $5 cooking tips and updates on the campaign.
- Cheap Recipes for Slow Food USA’s $5 Challenge, EatingWell Magazine
- ‘How Low Can You Go’ Family Supper Challenge, NPR
- Your Best Dirt Cheap Dinner Contest, Food52
- Get Cooking! presents dinners for $5 and under, Slow Food San Francisco
Background On The Issue:
- How I Beat KFC’s Family Meal Challenge, Kurt Friese, Grist
- $20 Food Showdown: Fast Food vs. Healthy Food, Stepfanie Romine, DailySpark
- Is Local Food More Expensive?, Rich Pirog and Nick McCann, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
- The Farmer’s Market Myth, Barry Estabrook, The Atlantic