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Feeding the 5000 Front Range: Denver, Colorado

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 14/October/2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Skyline Park


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FEEDING THE 5000 FRONT RANGE WAS AN INCREDIBLE SUCCESS.

IN SKYLINE PARK ON THE 14TH OCTOBER, AS PART OF GLOBAL WORLD FOOD DAY ACTIVITIES, WE CELEBRATED THE SOLUTIONS TO FOOD WASTE THROUGH A FEAST FOR THOUSANDS ALL MADE FROM PRODUCE THAT WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE GONE TO WASTE. WE HAVE SO MANY TO THANKS FOR MAKING THIS MIRACLE INTO EXISTENCE, BUT HERE IS A START.

COLLECTING OVER 3100 LBS WORTH OF PRODUCE, 1400 LBS OF THAT PRODUCE GLEANED FROM JUST TWO SMALL LOCAL FARMS AND THE REST SOURCED AS PART OF WE DON’T WASTE’S OPERATIONS KINDLY, THE MIND-BLOWING CHEFS JEN JASINSKI AND JOREL PIERCE SERVED UP A DELICIOUS MADRAS CURRY. THIS WAS COOKED UP AT THE AMAZING JOHNSON AND WALES UNIVERSITY AND PROJECT ANGEL HEART WITH THE HELP OF COMMUNITY FOOD SHARE AND FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES . IN ADDITION TO THE PARTY IN THE PARK, WE DONATED OVER 3200 PORTIONS OF THIS DELICIOUS CURRY, TO DENVER RESCUE MISSION – WHO SERVED SOME OF THESE MEALS ON THE DAY AND ARE SAVING SOME FOR THE WINTER DECEMBER MONTHS WHEN PEOPLE NEED IT MOST.

WE WERE WATCHED ACROSS DENVER, THE US AND THE WORLD, AS THIS MEDIA COVERAGE REPORT SHOWS.

THIS INCLUDES:

  • 369 SOCIAL MEDIA SHARES
  • 32.4 MILLION ONLINE READERSHIP
  • 18 PIECES OF COVERAGE

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

FURTHERMORE, WE CONSIDER THE FEEDING THE 5000 EVENT ITSELF ONLY THE BEGINNING – OUR CAMPAIGN TO TAKE FOOD WASTE #OFFTHEMENU IN AMERICA IS ONLY STARTING TO AMP UP! IF YOU WANT TO ORGANIZE YOUR OWN COMMUNITY EVENT, JOIN OUR EMERGING GLEANING NETWORK OR DO ANYTHING ELSE TO FIGHT FOOD WASTE, GET IT TOUCH WITH US AT [email protected] !

Feeding the 5000 Front Range partners include: Food 1-1, City of DenverUniversity of Colorado BoulderUniversity of Colorado DenverDenver Department of Environmental Health, Boulder Food Rescue, Certifiably Green Denver, Denver Food Rescue, Eco-Cycle, Feeding Laramie Valley, We Don’t WasteJun Key Superfood Cooperative,  Green Up Our SchoolsFeedback, The Rockefeller FoundationColorado Restaurant AssociationThe Gourmet KitchenColorado Springs Food Rescue, Denver Botanic Gardens/Chatfield Farms, EPA, NRDC, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and Jovial Concepts, among others.