The Cooking Activist Company
President: Libby Mahoney, The Cooking Activist
We raise awareness about human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Agricultural slavery is still happening in America and around the world. Slavery in the sex industry and most service industries are rampant everywhere!
December 8th: We are going to be a part of a Human Trafficking Awareness Luncheon located at Celebration Church, Jacksonville Florida from 11am – 2pm. Tickets are on sale for $20 for adults and $12 for college students. Contact Monica Greenblott at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your tickets or you can purchase them through the Zonta Club of Jacksonville.
December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd: Come and check us out at the St. Johns River Farmers Market at Alpine Grove Park! December 8th is the markets Christmas and Fair with pictures with Santa and live music! We will also be selling our Christmas Cookies starting on December 8th and we will have Christmas baskets available for pre-order as well!
Starting on November 10th we will be vendors at the St. Johns River Farmers Market on rt 13! We will be there on Nov 10th and 17th and also on December 15th and 22nd! We will sell our fair trade and organic cookies, muffins, and we will have samples of fresh pie!!
October 20th, 2012: We donated cookies to help Rethreaded with their Shop for Freedom event!
October 15th, 2012: We officially became an LLC today!! I have made the switch from Sole Proprietor to and LLC! Health and Justice Enterprises is the name of our company!
September 22nd, 2012: We donated cookies and muffins, made with fair trade and organic ingredients, to the SCTNow.org Jacksonville 5k walk at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. I was joined by World Relief Jacksonville and Fusion Ministries – Tabitha House. I had a great time telling people about why they should purchase fair trade products and where they can buy them!
February 11th, 2012, The Cooking Activist Company provide appetizers for The Mukti Ball. The Ball was organized by Rethreaded, which is an organization founded by my friend, Kristin Keen. They are fighting trafficking and the sex trade in Jacksonville, FL. We made bacon wrapped sausages and spinach bread for the event, which served about 150 people. Check out Rethreaded’s website at http://www.rethreaded.com.
January 11th, 2012 was human trafficking awareness day. The Cooking Activist Company provided finger food, dessert and drinks for the Junior League of Jacksonville’s Dine and Discuss event. This event was open to the community of Northeast Florida and the purpose was to raise awareness about the global and local issues surrounding human trafficking and modern day slavery. We served mini meatballs, antipasto platters of meats, cheeses, olives, and fruit, we provide homemade spinach bread, and fair trade tea and coffee. We also baked fair trade/organic cupcakes for dessert. We served about 75-100 people for this event.
My last human trafficking event for 2011, was on Saturday, September 24th at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium in Jacksonville, FL. There was a 5k walk/run to benefit SCTNow, Stop Child Trafficking Now and a vendor fair for organizations and local abolitionists to inform the public about the many ways people around the world are enslaved and trafficked. I set up a table with information about slave labor and human trafficking. I also be sold some fair trade and organic cookies, classic chocolate chip and my delightful oatmeal cookie. I passed out my menu, and networked with my fellow human trafficking abolitionists, and educated others about agricultural slavery. Anyone intersted in having The Cooking Activist set up at your next human trafficking awareness event, please contact me with details! I’ve been participating in human trafficking awareness events since January 2011.
My first non-fiction book, is called Cooking From Scratch and Making a Statement, which is not yet published. I want to teach women about the issues that affect our food supply; modern-day slavery, genetically modified organisms, and nutrient-empty, over processed diets. I also want to reach out and tell readers about eating to support the body that God gave them in order to strengthen their bodies, bring Him glory, and how good health can help take the gospel to the lost and hurting in the world. Human trafficking and modern-day slavery are issues entrenched in our food supply throughout the world. I want to show women how they can make a difference just by the choices they make at the grocery store. The fair trade movement enables consumers to have a guarantee that the products they use are ethically sourced, free from slave labor, and the abuse of children. I use fair trade ingredients in my recipes to raise awareness about this issue and to empower consumers to make ethical choices when shopping.
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