Dear Dreamsfood Alphas,
As a member who has participated in the Bounty cycles or seen them work, this is our first Charitability Cycle. I want to reach out to you personally to help with the Helping Hands Community Garden Benefit (HHCG) at Wild Goose Creative. The best parts about volunteering are three-fold; attendance is totally optional (but more fun if you can!), you can help whenever you want and in as little as an hour, and with mostly (hopefully entirely) freely donated stuff!
We are trying to get started on the community outreach efforts with Dreamsfood and I think our member Derek’s organization is a good start. I pledged five hotel pans of food, prepared by the Dreamsfood community, to the HHCG benefit. I chose five because that is a good amount that I know I can handle even if no one else can volunteer. So if you are not available it’s not a problem, I’m just hoping some of you might be because that will make it that much more fun.
- What I’m hoping for, from anyone able and willing : one 9x13 casserole or other quantity of food of some kind that you can put some time and care into. I don’t want anyone to think this needs to be some three hour investment with two dozen steps; a big, straightforward bowl of hummus would be rad, a bean salad, or anything you care to make (especially in bulk). For the sake of coherence, I do want the dishes to all conform with the current Dreamsfood group (i.e. be vegan). We will be prepping and storing food the nights of 3/28-30 (next Wednesday through Friday) and the day of 3/31 (next Saturday, until about 5pm, which is go time).
The HHCG is a community garden that in large part benefits the Clintonville Community Resource Center. I am organizing a volunteer push by Dreamsfood to provide food for a benefit event the HHCG has put together. There are other sponsors (including Patty Cake Bakery, yum, and Portia’s Creations, yum) that are providing support. This includes Greener Grocer and the Clintonville Community Market, who are providing most of the raw materials for the dishes we make.
If this interests you, email me, call me, track me down at work or whatever; I want to utilize your time and effort and talents effectively to channel our energy to help out a good local cause. If there’s anyone else you think might be interested, send them my way. If you want to just drop a dish off to me that’s cool; if you all want to hang out and cook together we can do that too.
This push is in line with the Big Idea behind Dreamsfood: Charitability. In short, my hope is to not only have awesome and exciting dinners with new, amazing, and/or experimental dishes, but to cultivate a corps of cooks that want to lend a helping hand to feed people