Project Creator: GrowNYC
Main Contact Person: Jeanne Hodesh of Greenmarket and GrowNYC
Project Dates: September 26, 2011 to October 2, 2011
How It Works:
1. During the week of September 26 to October 2, join us by hosting a potluck or supper club in your home, sourcing ingredients from your neighborhood Greenmarket. (Visit GrowNYC for a list of Greenmarkets around the city.)
2. Funds will be raised by dinner hosts who either collect donations from their potluck guests or charge per seat for a served meal. (Dish and donate: suggested donation $25 per guest.)
3. Bloggers without Borders will maintain a #DineInIrene gallery of “Dine Ins” where hosts are encouraged to share what they made, which local farmers’ market and farmers they’ve sourced their ingredients from, and share pictures of who came to eat.
4. Once you’ve hosted your dinner (or even if you can’t host a dinner but want to help anyway), you can make a donation in the amount that you’ve raised directly to the GrowNYC Hurricane Fund. 100% of donations marked Hurricane Irene Relief under “Program Designation” will go to farmers affected by Hurricane Irene.
Alternatively, Dine In Irene checks can be sent to:
Attn: Chelsea Whittaker
51 Chambers Street, Suite 1231
New York, NY 10007
Checks should be made out to GrowNYC, memo: Irene Relief Fund.
Visit the GrowNYC site for a list of those severely affected by the storm, as well as a list of Greenmarkets located throughout the five boroughs of NYC.
Thank you in advance for your generous support. Happy dining!