Food Matters Manitoba is encouraging citizens to cook up a meal from scratch and eat at home on Saturday, October 20.
Do a Dinner that Grows is being organized by participating families with all proceeds going back to the organization. Food Matters Manitoba says the number of at-home family meals is at an all time low. Food skills are on the decline, diabetes and obesity is on the rise, and people know less than ever about the food they eat, according to the organization.
“Whether you decide to plan a fall dinner, tea party, potluck or snacks and appetizers, the contributions from your event will allow for the continued support of good food for Manitoba’s newcomers, northerners, farmers, families and youth,” said Julie Rempel, communications coordinator.
Recipe suggestions, practical tips and a comprehensive guide can be found at FoodMattersManitoba.ca. Those unable to plan a dinner can still make a donation through the charity’s website.