In October 2017, over a year since the inaugural Feeding the 5000 event in the US, Feeding the 5000 is coming to Austin, Texas!


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.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Texas State Capitol, South Lawn

Austin, Texas

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Ride a bike or take the bus! Find a nearby B-cycle station or review these options for taking a CapMetro bus.


The Capitol Visitors Parking Garage is located at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd and offers free parking for the first two hours. There is also metered street parking nearby.


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


Visit the event’s Facebook page to stay up to date on event detail, share photos and more.

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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 BonnevilleVeggie NoodleKIPP AustinG&M CateringTexas French BreadThundercloud SubsEasy Tiger, HEBRegal Ravioli, Senator Kirk WatsonIan McKennaOffice of SustainabilityFarmshare Austin, Little Herds, Epic BarFresh Chefs SocietyEscoffier School of Culinary ArtsLucas CookRick Barden, Oscar Ornelas



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