By Anita Wong
CFJC is honored and excited to be the featured non-profit at a jungle-themed event hosted by Yelp East Bay this Thursday, June 7th. CFJC will be raising awareness and funds at this event dressed in animal prints and faux foliage. We are thankful for this opportunity to mingle with 300+ guests, sample savage bites and drinks from local food businesses, and enjoy fierce entertainment.
Most of us who are familiar with Yelp can compare it to the Yellow Pages. Yelp is the most used website for looking up local businesses to eat, shop, or lounge at. An average of 71 million people visit Yelp’s website each month. People who sign up for an account and are active Yelp users gets an “Elite” badge displayed on the user’s profile. Yelp thanks these users for writing well, thought-out reviews and being active on the website by inviting them to Yelp Elite Events, which are one of the perks of having that Elite badge.
Yelp Elite events are hosted by Community Managers, who are the social connectors between their community and local businesses. Local non-profit organizations are often included to be a part of these events to expose Yelpers to various causes that exist within their communities. As a CFJC intern and an active Yelp user, I reached out to the Yelp community in hopes of publicizing CFJC’s mission and efforts to promote the basic human right to food. Dominique Farrar, who is the Community Manager for Yelp East Bay, has chosen to feature CFJC as the non-profit organization for the June event. East Bay Yelpers will get a chance to connect with CFJC and learn how to be a part of the food justice movement. The funds that will be raised at this event will go towards our programs including Kitchen Table Talks, Farm Bill 101 workshops, and Mothers Taking Action that will overall help achieve our goal of Taking Back Our Food System. Check back soon for an overview of the event!
If you’d like to support CFJC and its food justice programs, please donate here.