Saturday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 26 is National Food Week.
Food Week is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council – along with Second Harvest Food Bank, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Abbey Fields and Beardsley Community Farm – have put together a series of local events in honor of the celebration:
- Saturday, Oct. 18: Pellissippi State Edible School Yard at Pond Gap School, 1401 Hollywood Road – 8-11 a.m.; work day
- Saturday, Oct. 18: CAC Mobile Meals, 2247 Western Ave. – 9 a.m.-noon; packing 10,000 meals for homebound seniors, with Bearden High School football team
- Monday, Oct. 20: Beardsley Community Farm, 1719 Reynolds St. – 8- 11 am; opening ceremony, work day
- Tuesday, Oct. 21: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, 136 Harvest Lane, Maryville – 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; food bank preparation
- Wednesday, Oct. 22: Knoxville Botanical Gardens, 2743 Wimpole Ave. – 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; work day
- Thursday, Oct. 23: Second Harvest, 136 Harvest Lane, Maryville – 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; food bank preparation
- Thursday, Oct. 23: Lonsdale Elementary School, 1317 Louisiana Ave. – 5 p.m.; Sysco and UT Culinary will host a “Chopped” competition to give healthy snack ideas to Lonsdale Elementary School kids
- Friday, Oct. 24: Knoxville Botanical Gardens, 2743 Wimpole Ave. – 6:30 p.m.; community dinner and Food Day celebration
- Saturday, Oct. 25: Abbey Fields, 1400 Washington Ave. – 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; walking tour, festival
- Sunday, Oct. 26: Beardsley Community Farm, 1719 Reynolds St. – 1-5 p.m.; Harvest Festival
For more information, visit www.knoxfood.org.