LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stand up for real food tomorrow, May 17th, as food revolutionaries all around the world take a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. With over 1,000 activities on the map, Jamie Oliver's 2nd Annual Food Revolution Day will be a fun foodie filled day across the globe.
"I'm completely humbled by the amazing amount of support from all over the world this year," says Jamie Oliver. "Food Revolution Day started last year from a little idea I had to have one day where everyone who cared about real food, home-cooking and better food education could join together, stand united and shout loud. In 2013, Food Revolution Day has taken a huge step forward. We've had support from celebrities, chefs, even a world leader, which is absolutely fantastic, but it's our hard-working ambassadors and all the incredible people all over the world who contribute to making it super special with the events they run and take part in, no matter how big or small. I can't wait until tomorrow, and I hope as many people as possible will find a way to join in and take part."
Watch Jamie as he hosts a LIVE Google Hangout from London at 2pm EST/11am PST. To watch Jamie and his foodie friends talk about the Food Revolution, RSVP and tune in to hear what is happening all over the world.
With 579 Food Revolution Day Ambassadors in 76 countries and 400 cities, there's still time to search your local area for activities to join! For example,
- The Food Revolution Food Truck will cook for 10,000 Googlers and their families at an open-air celebration at the Shoreline Amphitheatre
- Ambassadors in Uruguay will be leading a flash mob in one of the largest street markets in Montevideo, in Malaysia kids will be taking over the Young Chefs Academy and in Czech Republic they will be hosting a dinner in the environmental centre of the city of Prague.
In addition to the tremendous number of private and public events, we have been fortunate to have many extraordinary companies and brands support Food Revolution Day in 2013, for example:
- All Northern California and Reno Whole Foods Market stores will be building on their Community Giving Day, which raised over $166,000 for the foundation, by hosting events throughout the day. Events vary by store and include healthy cooking classes for kids; how to make yummy salads; chef demonstrations; face painting; live music; vendor fairs and much more.
- Fresh Direct is donating a percentage of this week's sales to the Jamie Oliver Foundation.
- In the Los Angeles, Chef Roy Choi's Chego, Chef Ricardo Zarate's Picca, Mo-Chica, and Paiche will all be featuring a special Food Revolution Day dish. And Chef Ralph Johnson of The Pikey will be hosting a Food Revolution Day fundraiser from 4:30pm – 7:30pm
- Pressed Juicery created a special juice kit with portions of the sales going to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation for the month of May.
- Gaming destination Zynga will donate $1 US to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation for each new authenticated registration on Zynga.com, up to $10,000.
Google is hosting over 180 Food Revolution Day events in 53 of their offices in 24 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
One-hundred percent of Food Revolution Day funds raised will go to support food education projects for both children and adults through the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation in the USA, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit; the Better Food Foundation, (registered charity number 1094563) in the United Kingdom; and in Australia, working with The Good Guys and their charitable arm, The Good Foundation, to facilitate and fund the Ministry of Food Australia Project which runs two Centers and two trucks in Queensland and Victoria states.
Do you want to get involved in Food Revolution Day on May 17th? Visit www.foodrevolutionday.com to search for activities or host your own last minute party! And share what you're doing on Food Revolution Day by using #FRD2013 on Twitter and Instagram. Join thousands of supporters on www.facebook.com/FoodRevolutionCommunity and follow the action on Twitter #FoodRevolution.
About Jamie Oliver Food Foundation
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (JOFF) is a California-based non-profit public-benefit corporation, 501(c)(3) (Tax I.D. 90-0825165). The US foundation works to bring food education to schools and youth groups, businesses and communities. It does this by raising awareness in the media to galvanize policy changes at a local and national level, offering hands-on training to instill food skills and knowledge, and founding partnerships to enable it to scale nationally. www.jamieoliverfoodfoundation.org
COOK IT, SHARE IT AND LIVE IT TODAY!
COOK IT IN YOUR KITCHEN: Pass on the gift of essential cooking skills, cook good food with friends, family and colleagues!
SHARE IT ONLINE: Use #FRD2013 on social media + browse, share and stream videos
SHARE IT IN PICTURES: Share your #FRD2013 photos and videos on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email.
LIVE IT WITH JAMIE ON G+: Jamie's live Google+ Hangout at 11am PST/ 2pm EST / 7pm UK: www.youtube.com/foodrevolution
LIVE IT IN LONDON: Watch all the action live from the official London Food Revolution Day event: www.youtube.com/jamieoliver
Contact: Rachel Krupa, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation
[email protected] / t. 323.656.6995
SOURCE Jamie Oliver Food Foundation