The Organic School Project (OSP) is a truly wonderful local non-profit that combats childhood obesity and related health epidemics through quality nutrition and environmental education for youth at Chicago public schools. Want to find out more about OSP and support their mission? Then join OSP at the “Fall Harvest” event, a celebration of the season with a community meal prepared by Chicago area chefs on Friday, November 20th, 2009 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Leslie Hall, 1111 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL.
Chicago chefs John Chiakulas of Foodlife, John Manion of Goose Island, Eric Young of Scoozi!, and James Gottwald and Amanda Downing of Rockit Bar & Grill will be donating their time and seasonal dishes to this fund-raising event. The event will include a silent auction and raffle, and children attending the event are invited to help OSP’s Nutrition Coordinator make a salad for everyone to enjoy.
Starting tomorrow, a pair of tickets to a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show will be auctioned on eBay.com, closing on November 20, 2009 to coincide with the end of the silent auction. You don't need to attend the event to bid on the tickets. Bidders are encouraged to visit www.GoodShop.com and choose Organic School Project as their designated charity before placing their eBay bid. This simple step will direct an additional 25–37.5% of their winning bid to OSP at no additional cost to the bidder.
Funds raised at the event will support OSP’s “Grow Teach Feed” after school program, which reaches over 120 urban youth at three Chicago Public Schools in 1st through 8th grade by growing schoolyard gardens with them, educating them about nutrition and the environment, and feeding them wholesome foods as snacks and ingredients for cooking lessons.
To find out more or RSVP, please visit www.organicschoolproject.org. Tickets are $35 one week in advance, $40 six days in advance through the day-of the event. Parents of children in OSP programs may attend for $25 / $30. Children 12 and under may attend free of charge.