Feeding the 5000 LA

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Date(s) - 04/May/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pershing Square

Feeding the 5000 is proud to be part of the Los Angeles Food Bowl festival!

Join us on May 4 in Downtown LA, Pershing Square, for a delicious feast made entirely from fresh, top quality produce that would otherwise have gone to waste.

There’s no shortage of fabulous food in Los Angeles. Yet every year millions of tons of it is wasted, at huge cost to our planet. Come dine with your colleagues, friends and family and learn how LA can act to take food waste off the menu.

In addition to the free lunch, there will be a variety of personalities and activities on the day, including top chefs such as Monica May from the Nickel Diner. We will have cooking demonstrations, interactive quizzes, stalls featuring fun workshops from local experts creating change and much, much more.

For the schedule of the talks and cooking demos, click here.

We’re encouraging everyone, everywhere to get involved and take food waste off the menu.

Want to get involved?

Help make the event happen, We need volunteers in the run-up to the event and on the day itself, please sign up below.

Join us at the Disco Chop on May 2nd – a food prep / chopping party where we (safely) combine knives and a DJ! (And possibly even disco balls!)

Stay social

Hashtags: #zerowasteLA #foodwaste #offthemenu #f5kUSA

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends – the more the merrier. Share the event on Twitter and Facebook.

Media resources

Press release: Feeding the 5000 Food Festival helps Los Angeles to take food waste off the menu 

Media brief

Media contacts:

Jessica Sinclair Taylor – [email protected]

+44 7787826709 (timezone: GMT)

Ciara Low – [email protected]

+1 401 601 5249 (timezone: MTZ)

Can you commit a few hours? Help make the event happen!

Feeding the 5000 LA - Volunteer sign-up

Help us feed thousands with a free feast made from fresh, top-quality food that would otherwise be wasted. Because we're so close, we encourage you to sign-up and just turn up! We would love you on board for : -The Disco Chop at LA Kitchen (230 W Ave 26) - May 2nd slots between 3-10pm -The Big Day itself : Feeding the 5000 LA at Pershing Square, May 4th - slots between 8am-4:45pm
  • The Disco Chop is a food prep / chopping party where we (safely) combine knives and a DJ! (And possibly even disco balls!)
  • Volunteers will be divided into groups of 5-10 people. Each group will have a team leader who will be in charge of coordinating and directing their group. Team leaders will be extremely vital on the day of the event and will be fully briefed and given all the information needed to fulfill the role proficiently.

Our amazing partners

Hosted by Feedback with support from The Rockefeller Foundation. The meal will be prepared by LA Kitchen using recovered produce sourced by Food Forward, and the event is produced and promoted with the help and collaboration of organisations fighting food waste and hunger across the city including LA Food Policy Council, Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Los Angeles County Department of Public HealthFood 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 LACouncil member Jose Huizar and Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority: LAHSA.