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6.11.11

free food

yesterday in collingwood i scored some lunch, which was a bonus! mark from the men's shed, who is my assistant for the week called me and said 'there's free food - come and have some - there's even tofu!'. bless him.

so i popped upstairs to the first mothers' kitchen event held at the neighbourhood centre. it was quite lovely actually - thai meal with home-made cupcakes, some beautiful fresh fruit and a pile of kids christmas costumes being given away. it was rather surreal, as it happens, but still quite delicious.

free food happens quite a lot on the estate. which is great, because people's diets can be a bit crap. several of the kids programs cook - they made the most amazing lasagne last week, and a cracking stir fry another day. my mouth waters..

disgustingly, McDonalds also feel the need to hand out free meal cards to the residents.  I know in a free country they're technically entitled to. But the ethics of it makes me feel quite vile - especially given the state of a lot of public housing peeps' teeth, livers and stomachs. However, they go down well with the boys on the block and people are entitled to die however the fuck they want, so they're entitled to eat that way too, I guess.

1 Comments:

At 15 May, 2014 13:44, Blogger Gretel Taylor said...

Hi Lauren,
I know it's awhile ago, but I am wondering if there were any notes from that forum about art in housing estates? I am researching a very similar topic at the moment...
many thanks, Gretel

gretelt@unimelb.edu.au

 

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