LOCAL AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCE 2013 JAMIE OLIVER FOOD REVOLUTION DAY
300 volunteers in 55 countries have already enrolled for our global day of action with more to follow.
October 1, 2012 – Jamie’s foundation projects in the UK, US and Australia are once again joining forces on Friday, May 17, 2013 for the second Food Revolution Day. In Toronto, Canada, Linda Matarasso will be coordinating the day’s events. The festivities will continue across the world throughout the weekend.
Linda Matarasso said: “Food Revolution Day had an incredible start in 2012 with fantastic events all over the world. In 2013, I will be doing everything possible to make it an even bigger success and I’d like to ask anyone from the community who cares about our food and our future to contact me to find out how they can get involved.”
Jamie Oliver said: “This is all about people power. If enough of us stand up and say that we care about where our food comes from and that we demand better food education for our children, then the governments of the world will start to listen. Ambassadors like Linda Matarasso are doing an incredible job and I can’t wait to hear about what everyone’s doing in May.”
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation launched its first-ever Food Revolution Ambassador Program in 2012 to inspire, educate, and empower people everywhere to stand up for real food. The voluntary Ambassadors are on the ground working towards a Food Revolution and they are the ones who will make Food Revolution Day 2013 that much stronger.
Food Revolution Day and the Ambassador Program aims to engage leaders throughout the year and reach communities worldwide. The monthly events and challenges will bring together an international community of foodies, chefs, parents, educators, companies and activists to arm people with the knowledge and tools to make healthier food choices.
People everywhere can visit foodrevolutionday.com and jamiesfoodrevolution.com to find out how to get involved, download resources and toolkits and request to bring food education to their school or workplace. Visit foodrevolutionday.com/teams to see our growing army of global volunteers. More than 165 cities worldwide from New York City and Buenos Aires to Nairobi and Singapore, are taking action.
About the Ambassador and their community
I volunteer for the Food Revolution and give my spare time for free to further the mission of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. The Food Revolution has selected a number of volunteers from around the world who showed a deep commitment to real food and I’m thrilled to be one of them.
Ambassadors will be holding local community events to demonstrate real food and share recipes and cooking techniques for families to adopt in their own homes.
About the Food Revolution
The Food Revolution is a global movement that allows people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources and also to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. All around the globe, people work together to make a difference. The Food Revolution is about connecting with your community in schools, restaurants and local businesses. We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.
About Jamie Oliver and the Food Revolution
Jamie Oliver is the founder and driving force who inspired millions around the world to join the Food Revolution. In 2010, as part of the ABC TV series, Jamie’s Food Revolution, Jamie worked to improve school food and set up a community kitchen in Huntington, West Virginia to teach people how to cook from scratch. Although difficult at first, it received a great response and a second series followed tackling school food and eating habits in Los Angeles. Jamie set up the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to continue this work across America and inspire people everywhere to stand up for real food. The Food Revolution is now a global movement, reaching communities around the world through a network of volunteers, tackling the obesity epidemic and diet-related diseases with better food education and cooking fresh, real food from scratch.
About Jamie’s other foundation projects
Jamie’s Food Foundation (JOFF) is a US non-profit organization and forms part of Jamie’s global family of foundation projects, including the Better Food Foundation in the UK and our partners, The Good Foundation in Australia. The Better Food Foundation has a number of activities, from providing unemployed and disadvantaged youth with professional training in the Fifteen apprentice program to teaching adults to cook in Jamie’s Ministry of Food centers to campaigning for better school food to teaching kids to grow and cook food as part of The Kitchen Garden Project. In Australia, The Good Foundation has teamed up with Jamie and the Good Guys to open and run Jamie’s Ministry of Food centers as part of a community-based campaign to teach adults and youth how to cook from scratch.
All of Jamie’s foundation projects aim to educate, empower and inspire people through food and support the global Food Revolution, joining forces on our annual day of action, Food Revolution Day.