In October 2017, over a year since the inaugural Feeding the 5000 event in the US, Feeding the 5000 is coming to Austin, Texas!
WHAT + WHY
Feeding the 5000 Austin will take food that would have otherwise gone to the landfill and serve a delicious, communal feast for 5000 people. The event is designed to increase awareness around the magnitude of food waste and to empower community members to make informed decisions about buying and using food. Around 40% of food produced is wasted while 1 in 6 people within the United States are food insecure. We have a distribution problem.
WHEN + WHERE
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Texas State Capitol, South Lawn
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
HOW TO GET THERE
11 a.m. Emlea Chanslor, Austin Resource Recovery, Welcome
11:10 a.m. Senator Kirk Watson, World Food Day
11:25 a.m. Planning Team, Opening Remarks
11:40 a.m. Ian McKenna, Growing Food to Fight Hunger
12 p.m. Music by Rick Barden
12:20 p.m. Music by Lucas Cook
12:40 p.m. Partner Organizations:
Sam Angoori, Austin Resource Recovery
Lisa Barden, Keep Austin Fed
Felicia Peña, Central Texas Food Bank
Jamarr Brown, New Leaders Council
1:10 p.m. Music by Oscar Ornelas
1:30 p.m. Chris Hurley and Jennifer Costello, the Chefs' Experience
1:45 p.m. Edwin Marty, Office of Sustainability
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The event would not be possible without the collaboration of these amazing contributors. A special thanks for your commitment to fighting food waste and hunger in our community.
The Bonneville, Veggie Noodle, KIPP Austin, G&M Catering, Texas French Bread, Thundercloud Subs, Easy Tiger, HEB, Regal Ravioli, Senator Kirk Watson, Ian McKenna, Office of Sustainability, Farmshare Austin, Little Herds, Epic Bar, Fresh Chefs Society, Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Lucas Cook, Rick Barden, Oscar Ornelas