Experience Local, Sustainable Food at Heifer’s 100 Mile Meal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 28, 2010) – Join Heifer International on Saturday evening, Oct. 16, for a dinner of locally grown foods, followed by a panel discussion on the state of food in Arkansas. The 100 Mile Meal is an opportunity to learn about the issues facing Arkansas as we seek to provide good food, grown in balance with the Earth, for all Arkansans.

Do you know where your food comes from? Have you ever wanted to be involved in a community garden or start your own? Did you know there are food deserts where no fresh food can be found? Register for Heifer International’s 100 Mile Meal to discover the impact of individual food choices and how communities in Arkansas are working to support local farmers and change the way we eat.

The discussion panel will include Perry Jones, director of the Heifer International United States country program, Jody Hardin of the Arkansas Farmers Market Association, Amber Bunker of Delta Sprouts and Dr. Margaret Harris, assistant professor of Health at UAMS and University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service.

The event will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Heifer Village, Heifer’s interactive museum in downtown Little Rock. Registration deadline is Oct. 11, and tickets are $35 per person and include a dinner of locally grown foods and discussion session. A cash bar will be available. To reserve your seat, call (888) 548-6437.

Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 50 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant.

For more information, visit www.heifer.org or call (800) 696-1918.