Local Book Talk Event and New Community Development Show Love for Oxford’s Child Nutrition Summer Meal Program
Posted by Kelly Graeber on 6/28/2017
John T. Edge, award-winning food writer and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, visits with Oxford School District Child Nutrition Director Dan Westmoreland during a book talk event at Splinter Creek on June 15. The event raised over $700, benefiting the district’s Child Nutrition Summer Meal Program. [Photo credit: Erin Austen Abbott for Splinter Creek]
Every weekday during the summer months, the Oxford School District (OSD) Summer Meal Program — a program within the district’s child nutrition department — provides children and youth up to the age of 18 a chance to receive nutritious meals when the school year ends.
Recently, the program’s efforts to provide free breakfast and lunch on a daily basis drew the attention of John T. Edge, award-winning food writer and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance. Splinter Creek hosted a book talk, dinner and fellowship event on June 15, 2017, to benefit the OSD Summer Meal Program. The book talk event spotlighted John T. Edge’s latest work, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, and raised over $700 for the Summer Meal Program’s ongoing efforts.
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