WHAT WE DO
Feeding the 5000 events are designed to SHINE A LIGHT ON THE GLOBAL FOOD WASTE CRISIS AND TO empower the general public to make informed decisions about buying and using food. It also serves as a platform to advocate for change from major players in the food system.
We want to remind people that every forkful, trip to the fridge, or visit to a supermarket represents an opportunity to take a stand against food waste.
What initially began as a one-off event in 2009 has grown into a global platform - Following the first ever Feeding the 5000 event in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2009, nearly 40 different Feeding the 5000 events have been held in cities and countries around the world, from Paris to Dublin, Manchester, Sydney, Amsterdam, Brussels, Oakland, Nottingham, Barcelona, and most recently, in New York and Washington, D.C.
To date, Feeding the 5000 events have served more than 180,000 meals - bringing citizens, governments, non-governmental organizations, experts and celebrity chefs together in a global movement to kick-start and scale up the solutions to food waste.
FEEDBACK COMBINES CELEBRATORY, MASS-MOBILIZATION EVENTS AND CAMPAIGNS LIKE FEEDING THE 5000 WITH HARD-HITTING RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY TO CHANGE THE WAY SOCIETY VIEWS FOOD WASTE. WE AIM TO DELIVER HARD-HITTING MESSAGES TO THE FOOD INDUSTRY AND POLICY MAKERS IN A WAY THAT RESULTS IN DIRECT INVOLVEMENT WITH THOSE DECISION MAKERS.
WhY HERE + WHY NOW
THE REVOLUTION AGAINST FOOD WASTE IS GROWING - AND NO MORE SO THAN IN AMERICA, WHERE CONCERNED CITIZENS, ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES, AND GOVERNMENTS ARE READY TO TAKE ACTION. THANKS TO A GRANT THROUGH THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION'S YIELDWISE INITIATIVE, FEEDBACK IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO BRING THE MESSAGE OF CHANGE AND ENTHUSIASM TO SOLVE THIS GLOBAL SCANDAL To THE UNITED STATES.