This week, we celebrated International Women’s Day in conjunction with the Day Without a Woman strike. While the strike encouraged women to abstain from a day of work, others supported the cause through their work. Here are some food-based activism events that caught our eye this week. Spoiler alert: Fund-raising and cocktails is a fantastic pairing.
- The Able Baker, a bakery in Maplewood, New Jersey, celebrated IWD by offering coffee to female costumers for 79 cents to the dollar. The bakery also frosted themed sugar cookies.
- Numerous restaurants and bars in Washington, D.C., offered specials to support IWD and the Women’s Strike.
- Eat Offbeat, the refugee-focused delivery service, is releasing a cookbook and launched a Kickstarter to help solidify the deal. The book will feature 80 recipes from 20 chefs from 15 countries. Ten percent of proceeds will go to the International Rescue Committee.
- Across the pond, Mumford and Sons performed at a fund-raiser for The Felix Project, a food waste charity in London. The concert raised over £45,000 (about $54,000 USD).
- Andrew Tarlow’s Diner is hosting a “Drink and Call” night on March 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., during which diners will be encouraged to call their local representatives. All proceeds from Aperol cocktails will be donated to the National Immigration Law Center.