Teens for Food Justice held its second annual FEAST gala on November 27 at La Sirena at the Maritime Hotel. Mario Batali hosted the evening, held in honor of Tara Smith.
The evening merged theater and the culinary arts in support of healthy, equitable food access and youth-led food justice. This unique event, produced by Eating Their Words, blended the culinary vision of world-renowned Chef Mario Batali with world-premiere short plays commissioned for the evening, from award-winning playwrights Theresa Rebeck, Eisa Davis, and Aurin Squire.
Guests and performers for the evening included Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Karolina Kurkova, Kristine Nielsen, Richard Kind, Gideon Glick, Nina Hellman, Peter Kim, Isabel Keating, Molly-Ann Nordin, Carmen Zilles, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Danyel Fulton. Marlo Hunter directed the evening.
Teens for Food Justice is a youth-led movement to end food insecurity in one generation. Students master the high-tech science and business of hydroponic farming, growing large quantities of produce inside their schools, plus the skills to serve as health/nutrition ambassadors and food justice movement builders within their own food desert communities.
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