The Patachou Foundation’s Speaker’s Forum Will Feature Jordyn Lexton of Drive Change
On February 18 at 7:00pm, The Patachou Foundation will hold its third Speaker’s Forum Series at Park Tudor School. The featured speaker is former Rikers Island teacher Jordyn Lexton, who has created Drive Change in Brooklyn, NY to rehabilitate young adults facing the detrimental impact of the criminal justice system. Lexton will be introduced at the event by Mayor Joe Hogsett, who plans to appoint a full-time staff member dedicated to food security in Indianapolis.
Founded in 2013, The Patachou Foundation feeds at-risk and food insecure children within the Indianapolis community. While feeding, The Patachou Foundation also seeks to increase children’s awareness, knowledge and enthusiasm about what they are eating. Thus far, The Foundation has prepared and served more than 16,500 meals to food insecure children and has taught 700 student hours with a focus on healthy food choices. The Patachou Foundation is also supported by Public Greens, the only for-profit restaurant in the country to give 100% of their profits to a hunger based not-for-profit: The Patachou Foundation.
Like The Patachou Foundation, Lexton believes that food has always been a powerful equalizer. Both organizations seek to make an impact on the community through the power of good food and human connection. Drive Change builds and operates food trucks as a tool to give opportunity for young adults coming out of the justice system to live fully-employed, crime-free lives. By employing the food truck industry as an innovative re-entry model, she is able to reduce the negative stigma of incarceration, support young people and provide access to opportunity.
Three tickets are available for the event on Eventbrite.com: Individual Speakers Forum tickets are $50; a $200 ticket includes a pre-event cocktail reception with Jordyn Lexton and general admission; a $250 ticket includes a private dinner at Napolese Pizzeria with Jordyn Lexton and general admission. For more information about the event, please contact Matthew Feltrop or call 317-202-0765
Date: February 18, 2016 7:00 PM-9:15 PM
Location: Park Tudor School | 7200 North College Avenue , Indianapolis, IN
Admission: Three tickets are available for the event on Eventbrite.com: Individual Speakers Forum tickets are $50; a $200 ticket includes a pre-event cocktail reception with Jordyn Lexton and general admission; a $250 ticket includes a private dinner at Napolese Pizzeria with Jordyn Lexton and general admission.
Event website: eventbrite.com