WHAT + WHY

Taking the fighT against NEEDLESS food WASTE TO washington, d.c.?

What a capital idea!

On Wednesday, May 18th Feeding the 5000 DC took over Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Thousands of members of the public (6750!) were provided with a delicious free feast, sourced entirely from fresh top-quality produce that would have otherwise been wasted.

WHEN + WHERE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
WOODROW WILSON PLAZA AT THE RONALD REAGAN BUILDING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER
WaSHINGTON, D.C.

 

DAY OF SCHEDULE

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STAY SOCIAL !

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PARTNERS

Feeding the 5000 DC partners include: THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION, DC CENTRAL KITCHEN, THE CAMPUS KITCHENS PROJECT, EPA, USDA, UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP), NRDC, REFED, DC DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT, DC FOOD POLICY COUNCIL, DC DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, DC FOOD RECOVERY WORKING GROUP, DC GREENS, CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK, COMMUNITY FOOD RESCUE, DREAMING OUT LOUD, NATIONAL CONSUMERS LEAGUE, TOGETHER WE BAKE/FRUITCYCLE, MEANS DATABASE,  FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK, THE ARLINGTON FOOD ASSISTANCE CENTER, AND THE ACCOKEEK FOUNDATION

SPECIAL THANKS

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 atThinkFoodGroup 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 Lombardofor donating time and talents for cooking demonstrations outlining delicious recipes that combat food waste; Baldor Specialty FoodsCoastal Sunbelt ProduceLancaster Produce, Goodmans Produce, the American Mushroom Institute, and Hungry Harvest for donating fresh, quality surplus produce; the Organic Butcher of McLeanSeven Hills Food andCongressional 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.