By Jessy Gill, Research and Community Outreach Intern
On Thursday June 7th, California Food and Justice Coalition was invited to be the featured non-profit organization for the Yelp event “Welcome to the Jungle.” Esteemed Yelpers turned wild for this night filled with aerial acrobatics on silks secured to the rafters, electro pop music, and food from around the Bay. CFJC partnered with Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project @ Tassafaronga (ANV) to make our presence a success. Kelly from ANV brought her blender bike and pounds of fresh fruit to make vegan smoothies. Attendees loved the idea of working for the tasty treat, and it was a great photo opportunity for them.
Yelp events like this are held monthly in honor of their “Elite Yelpers” to thank the individuals who have not only posted the most yelp comments, but have in turn received the most positive feedback for these posts. These individuals are given the badge of an “Elite” Yelper. Our previous intern Anita Wong has been privileged with this badge of yelp honor, if you are interested in learning more about the Elite Yelp Events please read her blog post here. You can also read other Elite Yelper’s comments on the event here, and a blog about the event written by Nique F, the East Bay Yelp Community Manager here.
CFJC ended the evening dancing in a flash mob to the Black Eyed Peas’ song “I’ve Got a Feeling,” which the crowd got a real kick out of, some even danced along! We were honored to be a part of this event with the help of our dedicated intern Anita.
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