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Feeding the 5000

Feeding the 5000 is Feedback’s flagship campaigning event to shine a light on the global food waste scandal, champion the delicious solutions and catalyse the global movement against food waste. At each event, we serve up a delicious communal feast for 5000 people made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted, bringing together a coalition of organisations that offer the solutions to food waste, raising the issue up the political agenda and inspiring new local initiatives against food waste.
Our first ever Feeding the 5000 event was held in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2009. Since then Feeding the 5000 events have been held worldwide; from Paris to Dublin, Manchester, Sydney, Amsterdam and Brussels. Most recently Feeding the 5000 events were held in cities including Oakland, Nottingham and Barcelona. In each location the events have had a lasting impact and catalysed action on food waste on a local and national level.

The public is invited to sign up to the Food Waste Pledge, committing themselves to reduce their food waste and asking businesses and governments to do the same.


Upcoming events

We’re delighted to announce that Feeding the 5000 is coming to NYC and Washington, DC! Click on the links below to find out more.

Feeding the 5000 NYC: May 10th, 2016

Feeding the 5000 Washington DC, May 18th, 2016

Visit our event page for a complete list of upcoming events. If you are interested in organising an event in your city, get in touch with [email protected]

Past events


Feeding the 5000 events have taken place in cities around the world, catalysing food waste movements in countries including the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Australia. Visit our event page for a complete list of past events.

You can also host your own event. Click here for inspiration!

See some of the action from past Feeding the 5000 events in London, Amsterdam (DamnFoodwaste) and Brussels here:

Feeding the 5000 Brussels

1st April 2014


Feeding the 5000 Amsterdam (Damn Food Waste)

29th June 2013

Damn Food Waste 29 juni 2013 from Food Cabinet on Vimeo.

Feeding the 5000 London, 2011