Feeding the 5000 is proud to host the first Disco Soup event in New York City. You’re invited to a free party to chop, peel and prepare surplus fruit and vegetables to the sound of dance music. All with fresh ingredients — that would have otherwise been wasted — sourced from farms around New York and New Jersey: blemished tomatoes, supersized watermelons, surplus squash and other fresh delicious produce.
The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the unimaginable levels of food waste globally and to catalyse action by promoting the delicious solutions to food waste.
Location: Pier 57 (Hudson River at 15th St.)
(Closest subways are 8th Ave. L Train and 14th St A,C, E)
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1000lbs salvaged food
One Celebrity Chef
A Handful of DJs
Peelers and Pans
Mix, Eat and Enjoy!
First Come First Served!
About Feeding the 5000
Feeding the 5000 is a campaign that aims to empower and inspire the global community to enact positive solutions to the global issue of food waste. We work with governments, businesses and civil society at the international level to catalyse change in social attitudes and innovative solutions necessary to tackle food waste at the global scale.
Feeding the 5000 is also the name of the campaign’s flagship event where 5000 members of the public are given a delicious free lunch using only ingredients that otherwise would have been wasted. Held twice in London’s Trafalgar Square (2009 and 2011), replica events have since been held internationally - including in Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney and Dublin – and are being rolled out worldwide.
About Disco Soup
Disco Soup is an international grassroots movement to raise awareness of food waste. Inspired by the "Schnippel Disko" event in Germany, Disco Soup addresses issues of food waste through festive community gatherings in public spaces where people peel, cut and prepare unwanted fruit and vegetables to the sound of dance music. The produce is turned into delicious meals, which are shared and redistributed for free. Since the beginning of 2012, the Disco Soup anti-food waste phenomenon has spread in Holland, Belgium, Canada, Colombia and South Korea, serving thousands of meals to the sound of dance music, sparking creativity, boldness and solidarity amongst people of all origins, ages and social backgrounds.'