Yesterday was our annual FEAST of Knowledge event, and it was phenomenal!! Even though the conference was online this year (and will be online next year as well), the atmosphere of caring, warmth, and camaraderie was felt pervasively throughout the program. FEAST of Knowledge managed to create an attentive and personal environment, which facilitated the connection between caregivers that is so characteristic of our in-person events. The fantastic programming was educational, interesting, and critically relevant to parents all over the world. It’s official–the countdown to FEAST of Knowledge 2021 begins!
On second thought, maybe we will let the event organizers recover a bit before they start planning next year’s conference! Right now, it’s the day after FEAST of Knowledge 2020; and “the day after” is a great time to consider how you can volunteer your time and talents to F.E.A.S.T.
Most of the parent volunteers at F.E.A.S.T. are paying it forward; F.E.A.S.T. was there for them when they needed support, education, and empowerment to navigate their way through the storm of their child’s eating disorder, and now they are stepping up to help others. It’s a cycle of kindness that is perpetuated by the graciousness of F.E.A.S.T. volunteers. So on “the day after”, perhaps consider joining our volunteer community, even if you can only take on a small role. Just contact our Special Projects Coordinator at [email protected], and she will match your skill set and interests to volunteer tasks that are waiting to be claimed.
There is another way that you can contribute to F.E.A.S.T. You may not know this, but we are funded by donations, and we can really use more funding right now. Both small and large contributions are what keep F.E.A.S.T. up and running, so we that can be here for families across the globe who seek our help.
And lastly, let’s maximize “the day after” to use all of the wonderful, newly acquired knowledge gained at FEAST of Knowledge–either to benefit your own child, to help another family who is struggling, or to serve as an advocate in the eating disorders arena. It’s the dawn of a new day, let’s make it count!