Community Fitness will be hosting our annual fundraiser on November 22nd to benefit folks in the greater Seattle community. We will host five different fitness classes on Thanksgiving Day morning: BodyPump with Angie, Cycle with Danielle, Tabata with Josh, Yoga with Brenna and MixxedFit with Kat starting at 8:30 am with the final class at 10:30 am. The Yoga class will have a special focus on gratitude during the practice.
The recipient of this year’s (and years prior) benefit will be FEEST, a local non-profit for youth located in White Center and Delridge that is dedicated to empowering youth in regards to food access, health equity and racial justice.
Each class will cost $20 and all profits will be donated to FEEST. We are pleased to offer our Cfit community an opportunity to workout on Thanksgiving Day and share their prosperity with folks that might not always have the same access to high quality food and resources that we do in our part of Seattle.
FEEST, which stands for Food Empowerment Education and Sustainability Team, began in 2008 as part of the King County Food and Fitness Initiative. FEEST is a paid internship where youth organize weekly community dinners of 40-45 that cook the meal from scratch using fruits, vegetables and halal meat from local markets. These meals have supported relationship building as well as promoting cultural identity through culinary traditions. The dinner also serves as an important gathering to do education and discuss our food system, social and environmental justice, and other youth movements.
FEEST youth also design and lead food justice campaigns that have included among others, having water bottle stations installed in the Highline School District and advising the Nutrition Services Director at Highline for a dish of their choosing to be on the student menu.
We hope you can join us for this fun and meaningful fundraiser!