“We are selling tacos made from local ingredients out the back door of our cafeteria! Who needs a food truck?” he says.
All proceeds from the sale of the tacos go towards Winnipeg Harvest.
Food Revolution Day is open to any individual, school, business and organization that wants to take part and is an initiative of Jamie Oliver’s trifecta of foundations in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.
Kramer says he was approached by organizers to be a local ambassador.
In North America, they’re trying to get an ambassador from every province and state, he explains.
Events are currently scheduled in 75 countries. There are 550 local ambassadors working on numerous events in their communities. You can find a complete listing of events here.
The first Food Revolution Day took place in 2012 with more than 1,000 events in 62 countries.
Nowadays, many people lack even the most basic cooking skills – like knowing how to boil water and cook an egg. Jamie Oliver’s foundations believe people need to get back to basics, like cooking and eating fresh local produce and sharing cooking skills and food knowledge.
“Really it’s just about getting local food into the hands of people,” Kramer says.
According to the website, Food Revolution Day is our opportunity to get the world to focus on the importance of good food and essential cooking skills, by rallying our efforts to empower people with better cooking skills and to inspire them to cook fresh food from scratch.
You can support Winnipeg’s Food Revolution Day activities on May 17 by buying a taco out the back door of U of W’s cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Check out the details here.