Coming to your first dinner? Here’s what to expect:
Dinner attendees donate $10at the door and receive a voting ballot. For one dollar more ($11.00) purchase your ticket in advance.
Four people working on projects that benefit the community (anything from turning a empty parking lot into a community garden to starting a small worker owned cooperative) present their 5 minute proposals to the group
Over dinner, attendees ask questions of the applicants before casting their vote for the project they want to help fund
The money raised during the FEAST is distributed to the projects in proportion to the votes each project receives
Recipients of the donated funds come back to a future UDF dinner to tell us the progress of their projects.
Table settings may not match, but will be clean
Dinner doesn’t start until after all of the proposals have been presented. Don’t come starving because we don’t eat until almost 4:30!
Don’t be shy. Make your voice/vote count, ask questions, make suggestions, collaborate with a project you like. UDF is a great way to fellowship, share resources, practice democracy, talk about community concerns and support a Kalamazoo-based project. UDF is a great venue for creative engagement.
The dinner is completely supported by the community. Food is donated from local farms and restaurants.
The food is prepared by local cooks and quality volunteers
If you would like to work with us, please let us know
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