Sunday, May 8, 2016

Environmental Organization to Provide 5,000 Free Meals in DC

From our friends at Feedback...

Feedback to Feed Thousands of Local DC Residents in Fight Against Food Waste

Feeding the 5000 food festival provides 5,000 people with a delicious free feast, made entirely from fresh, top-quality ingredients that would have otherwise been wasted

In an effort to inform the public on the issue of food waste, Feedback is launching its popular food festival in DC for the first time. Every ingredient on the menu including the bread, vegetables, fruit, etc. will be salvaged from food that is often scrapped at the finest restaurants or taken off the shelves in supermarkets, and used as the event’s main course.

WHEREWoodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

DETAILS: Feedback, an environmental organization dedicated to ending food waste at every level of the food system, promotes resourcefulness and raises the volume on food waste in big cities across Europe (Paris, Dublin, Manchester, Sydney, Amsterdam and Brussels) now has its sights set on our most wasteful cities - New York and DC.

The Washington, DC meal will be procured and prepared by DC Central Kitchen, with Chairman Emeritus and Culinary Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves chef José Andrés; Chairman of DC's Food Policy Council, chef Spike Mendelsohn; chef Anthony Lombardo; and other acclaimed foodies and food policy experts lending their support to the festivities.

For more information visit, and follow @FeedbackOrg and #FEEDING5000DC

About Feeding the 5000:
Feedback’s flagship campaigning event to shine a light on the global food waste scandal, champion the delicious solutions and catalyze the global movement against food waste. At each event, organizers serve up a delicious communal feast for 5000 people made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted, bringing together a coalition of organizations that offer the solutions to food waste, raising the issue up the political agenda and inspiring new local initiatives against food waste. The first ever Feeding the 5000 event was held in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2009. Other events have since been held in cities across the world, including Paris, Dublin, Manchester, Sydney, Amsterdam and Oakland. In each location the events have had a lasting impact and catalyzed action on food waste on a local and national level.

About Feedback Global Ltd.: 
Feedback is an environmental organization that campaigns to end food waste at every level of the food system. We catalyze action on eliminating food waste globally, working with governments, international institutions, businesses, NGOs, grassroots organizations and the public to change society’s attitude toward wasting food.