Attending local events to distribute information and answer questions--"tabling"--is one of the best ways to engage with your neighbors and community members about a cause you believe in. Below are a variety of materials and resources that you may wish to review, download, print, and use at upcoming events near your home or school.
Educating consumers directly about their food choices is the most effective way to improve individual food access and support farmers – but FACT needs your help to do it. Spread the word about food issues by distributing these educational materials and signing up consumers for our email alerts. We have a goal of gaining 500 new email contacts this year through 10 outreach events (so 50 new people per event!)--but we won't get there without your help!
If you have any questions about tabling, please contact Sid at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 773-525-4952. We're happy to help you at any step, and thanks again!
How do I table?
What materials should I take?
Below is a roster of materials that we recommend you consider reviewing, downloading, and printing to take with you to the event. You don't have to print and take all of them, nor do you need to take a large quantity. Most people only take one or two materials, so feel free to print anywhere from 15-25 copies. If you run out, great! If you have extras, feel free to use them at future events or share them with local community groups who may be interested in the work FACT is doing.
Pocket Guide to Food Labels (requires cutting/folding, instructions are included)
Sign-Up Form (to get names/emails of people interested in learning more)
Any other materials I should have?
Great question! There are a lot of nonprofits out there doing great work, and some that unfortunately do not use donations well, or maintain good standing with the IRS and charity watchdog groups. It's important that you--and everyone you speak with--know that FACT is a 501c3 nonprofit in good standing. Feel free to review the below, and print out a copy in case anyone asks (perhaps an organizer of your local farmers' market) to verify that FACT is a worthy organization.