Feeding the 5000 LA was a massive success. We served up over 5,000 portions of delicious food that would have otherwise been wasted.

Read about the event in the Los Angeles Timesabc and LA Weekly.

12,800 lbs of produce rescued

5440 meals served in total

200+ food waste warriors

 

There’s no shortage of fabulous food in the Golden State. California’s farms and stores are brim-full of delicious produce and Los Angeles boasts some of the greatest chefs and finest food on earth. None of it should go to waste unnecessarily. Yet, across the US, around 40% of food is wasted, with a huge cost to our planet and climate. Meanwhile, one in six Americans faces hunger.

But there are solutions to help take food waste off the menu, and Feeding the 5000 LA showcased how delicious the solutions are. 

OUR AMAZING PARTNERS

Feeding the 5000 LA was organized by Feedback with support from The Rockefeller Foundation. The delicious meal was prepared by LA Kitchen using recovered produce sourced by Food Forward, and the event was produced and promoted with the help and collaboration of organizations fighting food waste and hunger across the city including LA Food Policy Council, Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and ParksFood Finders, Kiss the GroundWaste Not Want Not Now, Hunger Action Los Angeles, So Cal 350, Fallen Fruit, Tree People, St. Francis CenterL.A. CompostDowntown Women’s CenterDon’t Waste L.A., Alma Backyard FarmsSwipe Out Hunger LA, Council member Jose HuizarLos Angeles Homeless Service Authority: LAHSA, and Food Oasis LA.

Feedback is a non-profit environmental organization that campaigns to end food waste at every level of the food system. Feedback catalyzes 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.