WHEN: May 18, 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm
WHERE: Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, – Washington
SOURCE: facebook.com event
Attention All Those In and Around America’s Capital: FEEDING THE 5000 IS COMING TO TOWN!
On Wednesday, May 18th from 11am-4pm, Feeding the 5000 DC will be posting up in Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center. Thousands of members (5000!) of the public will be provided with a delicious free feast, sourced entirely from fresh top-quality produce that would have otherwise been wasted.
Plus, in addition to the free lunch, there will be a variety of personalities and activities on the day, including top chefs José Andrés, Spike Mendelsohn and Anthony Lombardo, smoothie-making on bike blenders, interactive quizzes, and stalls featuring a variety of information and thoughts from partner organizations. We’re encouraging everyone, everywhere, to Take Food Waste #OFFTHEMENU!
As Feedback’s flagship campaign, Feeding the 5000 events showcase and promote the positive and delicious solutions to the global food waste crisis that a third of all food in the world is wasted from farm to fork. Feeding the 5000 DC will bring together the public and an alliance of partner organizations to raise awareness of the scale of food waste in the U.S. and globally. The event aims to highlight social and environmental impact of food waste while simultaneously promoting the many easy and tasty solutions to the problem. Most importantly, this celebratory and festive event is open to all!
Want a free meal? Just show up. (And then tell your friends!)
Want to volunteer? Please do – there’s something for everyone, and the more partners in this movement, the better! Visit http://feedbackglobal.org/about-us/get-involved/feeding5000dc/ to sign up!
Want to spread the word? Like this message, share with your network, and follow @Feedbackorg on twitter and #FEEDING5000DC
Feedback are proud to partner with Rockefeller Foundation DC Central Kitchen, The Campus Kitchens Project, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, United Nations Environment Programme, Department of Energy & Environment, DC Food Policy Council, DC Department of Public Works, DC Food Recovery Working Group, DC Greens, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc., NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), National Consumers League, ReFED, Together We Bake/ fruitcycle, MEANS Database, Community Food Rescue, Food Recovery Network, Accokeek Foundation and Capital Area Food Bank.
On Wednesday, May 18th from 11am-4pm, Feeding the 5000 DC will be posting up in Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Thousands of members (5000!) of the public will be provided with a delicious free feast, sourced entirely from fresh top-quality produce that would have otherwise been wasted.
Feeding the 5000 DC partners include: The Rockefeller Foundation, DC Central Kitchen, The Campus Kitchens Project, EPA, USDA, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), DC Department of Energy & Environment, DC Food Policy Council, DC Department of Public Works, DC Food Recovery Working Group, DC Greens, The Accokeek Foundation, Dreaming Out Loud, NRDC, National Consumers League, ReFED, Together We Bake/Fruitcycle, Means Database, Community Food Rescue, Food Recovery Network, Capital Area Food Bank, and the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Special thanks are extended to: St Luke’s Mission Center for offering space to hold the DC Disco Chop Event; DC Central Kitchen Chairman Emeritus and Culinary Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean CookStoves Chef José Andrés, along with his teams at ThinkFoodGroup and Jaleo by José Andrés for creating an amazing, gigantic paella live for 600 people, and to his team at Beefsteak for Chef Andres’s demo celebrating the power of vegetables; DC Food Policy Chairman Chef Spike Mendelsohn and Chef Anthony Lombardo for donating time and talents for cooking demonstrations outlining delicious recipes that combat food waste; Baldor Specialty Foods, Coastal Sunbelt Produce, Lancaster Produce, Goodmans Produce, the American Mushroom Institute, and Hungry Harvest for donating fresh, quality surplus produce; the Organic Butcher of McLean, Seven Hills Food and Congressional Seafood for providing overlooked yet delicious meat and fish cuts for cooking demonstrations; Timgad Cafe for serving as hospitable base, office space, and delivery point in the lead-up to the event; and Daniel M. N. Turner for donating his time and talents to produce exceptional videos of the events and lead-up.