Feeding the 5000 Singapore

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 FEEDING THE 5000

Feeding the 5000 Singapore is a community food festival that aims to raise awareness for the 791,000 tonnes of food that are annually going to waste in Singapore. On March 25 at the City Square Mall, Gone Adventurin and partners will provide a free (halal!) meal for 5000 members of the audience, made entirely from top quality ingredients that would otherwise have gone to waste.

 

The internationally renowned Feeding the 5000 events have taken place in over 40 locations around the world since the first edition in London in 2009 and is now coming to Asia for the first time! Together with our partnering organisations Food Bank Singapore, Food from the Heart, Free Food For All and Insectta Farm, we’re aiming to start a national movement of food waste in Singapore and encourage retailers and supermarkets to do their part to reduce food waste by regularly donating surplus food to people in need.

 

It’s a party to celebrate the delicious solutions to food waste, so there will be food personalities, chef demonstrations, food waste activities, live music, community talks and more!

 

Let’s start the national movement on reducing food waste together!

 

Date: Sunday March 25, 2018
Time: 11 AM – 03 PM
Venue: City Square Mall, B1 fountain square and L1 outside square
Registration: Free access. RSVP at our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/167496767199876/

Bring: Your own bottle and bag for fruit tea and free groceries (as it is a zero-waste event)!

 

For event-related questions, please get in touch with Sheryl Lee at sheryl@goneadventurin.com

For press and media relations, please get in touch with Michele Huang at contact@goneadventurin.com

EVENT DETAILS

DATE & TIME

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25 March Sunday

11am – 3pm

City Square Mall (L1 outside square & B1 square)

MEALS

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A delicious free feast will be prepared from top quality ingredients that would have otherwise gone to waste.

ACTIVITIES

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Celebrities, chefs, DJs, businesses and partners will celebrate and showcase solutions on food waste. Side activities include games and information booths of partners.

VOLUNTEERS

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The event will be run by up to 200 volunteers, coming from a variety of organisations and communities.

PROGRAM

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Look forward to famous chef demos, activities such as a grocery giveaway stall, photo booths, live music, community talks and more! Download a copy of our extended program here.

GETTING THERE

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City Square Mall (Outside square & B1 square)

180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539

 

  • Train: Farrer Park MRT Station Exit I (North-East MRT line)
  • Bus: Kitchener Road (Service No. 21, 125, 130) & Serangoon Road (Service No. 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 141, 147, 857, NR6)

 

EVENT PROGRAM

FAMOUS CHEF DEMOS

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Look forward to chef demos by Michael Lim of The Travelling Gourmet, Gregor Streun of Grand Hyatt and Azurah of the popular Wilder Cafe!

 

Each demo is a 30-min masterclass in whipping up an absolutely delectable dish from the “ugly” ingredients nearing expiry that we usually find in our fridges.

GAMES & ACTIVITIES

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Take lots of photos with quirky fruit and veggie props at our photo booth or enjoy some refreshing “ugly fruit” tea. Take part in our grocery giveaway where you get to bring your own rescued fresh produce home!

 

There’s lots to do besides enjoying the delicious free feast and the live music.

COMMUNITY TALKS

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Be enlightened on the topic of food waste in Singapore and inspired by its delicious solutions! Attend community talks on Singapore’s first circular-loop insect farm, ground-up initiatives to rescue vegetables and more!

 

Not to worry if you can’t make it for all the talks, swing by the community booths to find out more.

THE AIM

Feeding the 5000 Singapore aims to raise awareness on the 790,000 tonnes of food that go to waste every year in Singapore, to encourage public acceptance of food nearing expiry (including blemished produce and dry foodstuffs about to expire),  and spur wholesalers and retailers to start donating their surplus unsold food, starting a national movement on reducing food waste from cafes, restaurants, retailers including supermarkets, wholesalers and households.

 

Feeding the 5000 will be a zero-waste event, meaning no unnecessary materials will be used (e.g. flyers or single-use plastic.) Waste will be limited to organic waste that will be properly by-processed after the event. Surplus food will be donated to the partnering food distribution programs.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

    • Reduce: Buy only what you can finish
    • Finish: Finish the food that is on your plate or in your fridge
    • Shop:  Buy ugly produce or packaged food nearing expiry, usually at a cheaper price
    • Pledge: Pledge to reduce your food waste by following the steps above.

EVENT PARTNERS

ORGANISING PARTNERS

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We will bring together a coalition of organizations and communities that offer local solutions to food waste based on the food waste pyramid. Our partners include Food Bank Singapore, Food from the Heart, Free Food for All, NEA, Insectta and Feedback.

 

Feeding the 5000 is the flagship campaigning event of Feedback; a UK-based environmental NGO that campaigns to end food waste at every level of the food system. Feedback was founded by renowned food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart, who recently visited Singapore. Following his visit, Feeding the 5000 is coming to Singapore!

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

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