Feeding the 5000 Washington, DC

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Date(s) - 18/May/2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

On Wednesday, May 18th from 11am-4pm, 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.

Click here to see a full schedule of the day’s activities and speakers!



Feeding the 5000 DC partners include: The Rockefeller FoundationDC Central Kitchen, The Campus Kitchens Project, EPA, USDA, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), DC Department of Energy & Environment, DC Food Policy Council, DC Department of Public Works, DC Food Recovery Working Group, DC Greens, The Accokeek FoundationDreaming Out Loud, NRDC, National Consumers League, ReFED, Together We Bake/Fruitcycle, Means Database, Community Food Rescue, Food Recovery NetworkCapital Area Food Bank, and the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

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 at ThinkFoodGroup 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 Lombardo for donating time and talents for cooking demonstrations outlining delicious recipes that combat food waste; Baldor Specialty FoodsCoastal Sunbelt Produce, Lancaster Produce, Goodmans Produce, the American Mushroom Institute, and Hungry Harvest for donating fresh, quality surplus produce; the Organic Butcher of McLeanSeven Hills Food and Congressional 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 to produce exceptional videos of the events and lead-up.


Why not take part?
There will also be further Feeding the 5000’s across the US as the food waste movement is catalysed in 2016 and beyond – if you would like to learn more about how to organise your own event, please get in contact with [email protected].