will rock for food via FOOD!
i was strolling the streets downtown last night soliciting support for the will rock for food benefit, (you're going to be there, right?), and i was blown away by two very obvious things: first of all, no matter how tough it is for local businesses downtown these days, they are ALL there to help in the community. i didn't get a single "no". every answer was "yes, how else can we help?" second of all, WOW. we have got some AMAZING food down here, and even when you know it, you forget about it until you actually step into these places to smell it and to see it.
most dramatic to me were the confections in delicia's bakery & coffee at the corner of central and merrimack. have you been into this place? wondeful. smells so good. looks so good. and immediately obvious from the faces of those tasting the goods, tastes so good. and here was the other thing that blew me away. the proprietors' (not the wait staff, the proprietors') english is not the most confident, and when you meet a guy like me talking a mile a minute about food banks and cooperative agriculture it gets pretty dense, it's easy to see where you'd want to say in whatever language you prefer, "no thanks". but up from chairs came customers to translate the confusing bits, (of which there are plenty--when someone doesn't understand, it's always the fault of the speaker, if you haven't learned that yet), and it turned into the most pleasant and wonderful of conversations between a whole roomful of people who were getting the idea, and getting on board with getting behind it.
which is to say, when you get to the will rock for food benefit, there will be a raffle item generously donated by delicia's, and you have my word right now that you will WANT to win this item. of course, since they'll be open on sunday, you could always head down the block and buy things directly, but where's the sport in that? ;-)
but that was just the beginning. etsogo, life alive, dharma buns, etc. etc. etc. were all eager to lend their support, and have with donations and menus for people at the event. (etsogo and delicia's are open during the event, and etsogo will even deliver, so you can be well fed as well as well rocked). and other spots open on sunday, and pulling together their donations as well, will be added to the "supporters" page on the web site very soon.
speaking of supporters, let's have another shout out for jay moore (aka the haunted hillbilly) for his amazing work getting the will rock for food web site rockin'. if you like the site, and if you realize that yours could use this kind of improvement too, drop him a line. i can't say enough about how much his support and hard work are appreciated in making this event the success we all want it to be. (email@example.com is a good address to use). he's the guy behind the graphics, the web site, the event posters, and, even, the t-shirts that you'll see all the bands getting at the event. (don't worry, jay gets one too!). if you need some help getting the word out about absolutely anything, then jay's your guy.
and if you are hungry, there's an entire downtown here who has just what you're looking for.
catch it all at will rock for food!
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