Tag Archives: Feeding the 5000

Watching the 5,000

Carolina Dining Services recently published this recap of their fabulous Feeding the 5,000 event at UNC. Have a look–it’s four minutes well spent. Experience the day and all the work that went into it.

June 24, 2015 | Posted in College, Institutional, Repurposing | Comments closed

#F5KUNC

This Fall, I participated in an amazing Feeding the 5,000 event at UNC Chapel Hill. The organizers, Carolina Dining Services, spent weeks, if not months, preparing for this meaningful day of action. The organizers, led by Ryan Moore, gleaned sweet potatoes, sought out wonky produce, and bought bycatch fish that would otherwise have been squandered. [...]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Campaigns, College, Repurposing | Comments closed

Looking Back, Then Ahead

2014 has been a banner year for fighting food waste. There many successes to celebrate, including those on the policy level: Massachusetts’ ban on commercial food waste to landfills went into effect on October 1, The Milan Protocol included a goal of 50 percent reduction in food waste by 2020, and the USDA streamlined procedures for [...]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in International, Legislation, Waste Ban | Comments closed

Feeding the 5000s

In the last ten days, Feeding the 5000 events have fed close to 10,000 Americans. First, there was Oakland. Then Chapel Hill. Different coasts, different gatherings, but the same outcome–a public feast from food that would have gone to waste. I was fortunate enough to participate in both of these gatherings, whose name nods at the New Testament. The idea is [...]

October 27, 2014 | Posted in College, Events | Comments closed

Damn, That Looks Fun!

This Saturday, the Feeding the 5,000 bandwagon rolled into Amsterdam for the aptly-named Damn Food Waste event. The day included plenty of groovy music, a dancing carrot person and, most importantly, feeding 5,000 Amsterdammers (or Mokummers) with food that otherwise would have been thrown out. Have a look: Can’t wait for the New York event [...]

July 1, 2013 | Posted in International | Comments closed
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