Feeding the 5000

A coalition of local non-profit organizations is organizing the Feeding the 5000 event this October in Monument Square.

The event will feature a community feast made from rescued foods that would otherwise not have made it to our plates, as well as cooking demos and select speakers. The goal is to raise public awareness and give practical tips on how to be more resourceful with our food. As part of an international community of cities that have hosted an event like this, including Sydney, Barcelona and NYC, Feeding the 5000 Portland, Maine will draw attention to efforts underway in Portland and around Maine to reduce the amount of edible food that goes to waste in our homes, fields, institutions and grocery stores.

Cumberland County Food Security Council, Healthy Acadia, and Natural Resources Council of Maine, Maine Farmland Trust, Portland Food Co-op, Garbage to Garden, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, and the Locker Project are collaborating with the UK-based Feeding the 5000 founding organization to put on the event.

For more information or to get involved contact: Hannah Semler, hannah@healthyacadia.org

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