Robert Egger on Food as Social Change

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When and Where:
Sunday, November 7, 2010 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
at Ann Katz Festival of Books at the Arthur M. Glick JCC

6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260

Robert Egger
Robert Egger

Free, a donation of a ten-pound can of any tomato product for Second Helpings is appreciated.

Event Description:

The Arthur M. Glick JCC is collaborating with Second Helpings, a hunger relief, food rescue and job training agency to host this program. It will feature Robert Egger, founder of the DC Central Kitchen, which served as a model for Second Helpings’ creation in the spring of 1998. Egger, who is often mentioned as one of the Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in the Non Profit Times, will moderate and facilitate a dialogue based around the idea of Food as Social Change.

The afternoon begins with an audience-directed quiz about hunger in Central Indiana, which will serve as a base for the afternoon conversation. A short video, produced and created by a 15 year old Maryland student, will be screened, as well as a Second Helpings video entitled “Give a Man a Fish.” Robert Egger will begin his presentation and we will conclude the program with a call to action through a takeaway sheet of 9 things you can do and 9 things you can learn. The significance of 9 + 9 = 18 is that 18 is considered a “chai” in Judaism or translated “to life” and gifts of charity are commonly given in multiples of 18.

The idea of “community” directly ties into the missions of both the JCC and Second Helpings. The JCC, which put down its roots over 50 years ago in a north side community, serves as an important destination. For everyone from the youngest members who are nurtured and cared for, to our adults who receive “nourishment” through wellness and fitness programs, Arts and Education offerings for both body and mind, to our Golden Agers, who are nourished intellectually and socially,  the JCC is many things to a diverse membership. Second Helpings nourishes the community by providing 2000 deliciously and nutritiously prepared meals daily, which translates to 20,000 meals weekly to 70 organizations throughout the Indianapolis and surrounding area serving hungry children, families, adults and seniors.