Toronto is hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner for 5000 people this weekend

Oct 4 2017, 2:58 am

While many of us will be enjoying Thanksgiving with our families this weekend, there’s a very special Thanksgiving dinner taking place in Toronto for those without any plans.

This Sunday, Torontonians are invited to attend the first-ever edition of Feeding the 5000 at the EDIT Festival, a completely free dinner that’s open to the public to help raise awareness of food waste.

What exactly is on the menu? 5000 diners will be enjoying a communal meal that’s made entirely from food that would otherwise be wasted, including dishes like Fall Minestrone, Green Herb Pistou, Potato Focaccia Bread, and more.

In 2016 alone, 1 billion pounds of food was wasted in the GTA alone, and this weekend’s dinner will not only educate the public about how much food is tossed away every year but also bring the community together to make some serious changes through an array of demos, activities and cook-offs.

Also in attendance will be Chef Bob Blumer and Chef Cory Vitello, who will be collaborating with George Brown College, Chef School and Second Harvest to make this incredible event possible.

Feeding the 5000 is a global initiative founded by not-for-profit Feedback Global and aims to bring the world one step closer to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which is to cut global food waste in half by 2030.

Feeding the 5000

When: Sunday, October 8, 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: East Harbour, 21 Don Roadway, Toronto

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