Oakland’s Feeding the 5,000 was a great success! A dedicated team of community partners and volunteers mobilized to feed thousands of people while inspiring action toward solutions. 11,000 pounds of produce was turned into soup and smoothies and served to the community along with 2,000 rolls and 2,000 bags of bread – all of which would have otherwise been wasted.
Perhaps one of the most important and indeed emotional parts of the day were some of the speeches given by local, national and international leaders working to redirect surplus food to people. Tristram Stuart, Founder of the Feeding the 5k movement in the UK proclaimed food waste an “environmental and social disaster,” while adding that the solutions are, “edible, usually nutritious, delicious, and fun!”
We invite you to watch and share this powerful video that captures the joy, passion, vision, potential, and community impact behind this growing movement!
A huge thank you to all of our partners that made this event possible!
Feedback – the Natural Resources Defense Council – Sustainable America – GRACE Communications Foundation – People’s Grocery – Ecology Center – Oakland Unified School District – St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County