Food Week

The Food and Water Collaborative, a collection of the food- and hunger-related organizations on campus, will host the second annual Case Western Reserve University Food Week April 10–15.

Events throughout the week will explore inequalities in food production and distribution, and how local entrepreneurs and chefs are revitalizing the American food system.

Check out the Food Week Facebook page.

Monday, April 10

The week of events will kick off with a local food market from noon to 2 p.m. in Thwing Center. At the same time, the Real Food Challenge and senior capstone projects presentations will be held in Tinkham Veale University Center.

For lunch and dinner meals at Fribley Commons and Leutner Commons, the Office of Sustainability will sponsor “Less Meat Monday.”

Tuesday, April 11

Food Recovery Network will host Thwing Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. Meanwhile, the Student Sustainability Council will hold the “Food Pyramid Puzzle” from noon to 3 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center.

That evening at 6 p.m. in Guilford House, the Student Sustainability Council also will host a viewing of Urban Roots, a documentary about urban farming in Detroit. 

Wednesday, April 12

All day, Simply Greek will donate 20 percent of patrons’ bills to the Cleveland Food Bank.

The Office of Sustainability will host a Green Bag Lunch titled “The State of Composting at CWRU” from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, ballroom A. 

Ben Bebenroth, chef and owner at Spice Kitchen + Bar, will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center Student Organization Center. Dessert from Luna also will be provided. Slow Food will sponsor this event.

Thursday, April 13

A panel discussion titled “Movers and Growers: Local Food Entrepreneurship” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Crawford Hall, Room 111.

Warren Taylor, owner of Snowville Creamery, will give the keynote address titled “The American Food System” at 5 p.m. in the Iris S. Bert L. Wolstein Research Building auditorium.

Friday, April 14

Kids Against Hunger and Labre will hold a food packing event from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in Thwing Center atrium.

Saturday, April 15

Darcy Freedman, associate director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, will speak at the Greek Life Hunger Banquet at 6 p.m. in the Mandel Community Studies Center.