Organize an Event


  • ACF chefs and chapters promote awareness of proper nutrition to families and kids of all ages.


  • Healthy cooking demonstration and tasting
  • Nutritious cooking classes
  • Outreach event with hands-on activity stations
  • Nutrition information booth
  • Walk for childhood nutrition
  • Host a food drive
  • Post your healthy, kid-friendly recipes on social media.
  • Prepare a healthy dish on Facebook live or Zoom.
  • Partner with a local school and offer to host a virtual demo.


  • Local schools (many schools host fall festivals during this month)
  • Community centers
  • After-school programs
  • Neighborhood and city festivals
  • Local food banks


During the month of October, on, or around, October 16.


  • Form a taskforce and assign duties:
    • securing site and resources
    • obtaining food
    • developing timeline
    • develop promotional material and press release
    • setting up and breakdown event
    • presenting demo/activities
    • taking photos and updating social media
  • Determine activity, location and date. Visit for activity programs and tools.
  • Schedule meeting with contact at location to discuss and coordinate event.
  • Develop budget and shopping list.
  • Ask produce and product purveyors for donations.
  • Invite chapter members to support event as volunteers.
  • Market and promote event to community.
    • Alert the media through a press release.
    • Hand out flyers and postcards in community/local schools.
    • Post upcoming event on social media outlets.
  • Print handouts and put together a take-home packet for families.
  • Post-event: send thank you letters to all supporters.
  • Post-event: send high resolution photo and brief summary of success to ACF national office. Photos of children interacting with chefs are desired.