Tag Archives: Feeding the 5K

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

Don’t Waste ‘World Food Day’

Today is World Food Day, and this year’s theme is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.” That’s not quite the same thing as food waste, but it’s really close. It’s a good opportunity to think about how fortunate most of us are to have regular access to food and to try to make [...]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Environment, Events, International | 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

Southern Hemisphere Roundup

As is the case globally in the wake of World Environment Day, there’s plenty afoot on food waste ‘down under.’ A sampling: OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue group, just announced it will hold a Feeding the 5K event in late July. The group recovered 1,600 tonnes of food in 2012. Almost as impressive: The group recently [...]

June 10, 2013 | Posted in International | Comments closed

World Environment Day Recap

Yesterday was World Environment Day, and it was raining food waste activism. If only every day could be World Environment Day! (Not quite as catchy as ‘Earth Day every day,’ but you get the idea…). I had a hard time keeping track of all that happened yesterday in Food Waste World, so I’m guessing you [...]

June 6, 2013 | Posted in Environment, General, Hunger, International | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Beautiful rot? That may or not be an oxymoron, but Joe Buglewicz’s photography series Rotten is worth a look. It’s similar to Klaus Pichler’s fabulous One Third project. — — Feeding the 5,000, that fabulous public event using rescued foods to feed the needy, happened in Dublin this week. Have a look: — — The Dublin [...]

November 30, 2012 | Posted in Food Recovery, Hunger, International | Comments closed

“Feeding” Back

This coming Friday, thousands of Londoners will get a free lunch made from food that would otherwise have been tossed. Feeding the 5,000 returns to Trafalgar Square in a massive food waste awareness event. London’s Mayor, celebrity chefs and food waste activist Tristram Stuart will all speak on Friday, raising awareness for the fact that [...]

November 14, 2011 | Posted in Food Recovery, International | Comments closed
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