Would You Eat Trash for a Good Cause?

The food waste–awareness event Feeding the 5,000 is coming to the U.S.

What’s it going to take to wake Americans up to the staggering problem of food waste? An enormous communal meal made from what otherwise might be pitched as garbage could be a start.

For the first time since its launch in London five years ago, the social media–savvy event Feeding the 5,000 is coming to U.S. shores, specifically Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 18. Conceived by the British NGO Feedback, the gathering serves up a public feast made entirely out of food destined for the Dumpster—the sort of perfectly edible, nourishing stuff that routinely gets tossed, thanks to a notoriously wasteful food-supply chain.

Read more: http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/23/food-waste-dinner-5000