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Operation Food Rescue

September 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Operation: Food Rescue is an event to highlight the issues around our global food waste epidemic and to draw awareness to food that is wasted throughout the supply chain.

This event is an effort to bring people and organizations spanning many sectors together to showcase the simple and fun solutions to reducing food waste at home. Join us at the west Park Blocks Downtown from 6-8pm on Friday, September 8th.

The event will feature speakers focusing on a variety of perspectives in food waste and sustainability. Speakers include:

Charlie Tilt, owner of Hummingbird Wholesale

Stephen Wooten, Program Director of UO Food Studies

Allie Breyer, Waste Prevention Analyst from the City of Eugene Waste Prevention and Green Building Program.

Additionally, Operation: Food Rescue will include a free community meal with a sampling of dishes made from ingredients that would have otherwise been thrown away. One of the main reasons tons of perfectly edible food end up in landfills is because they’re not considered pretty enough to sell. Food is first-come, first-served to limit food waste! Food available will be vegetarian.

Our partners for the event include:
Party Downtown
Organically Grown Company
Organic Redneck
Ambrosia Farm
The Bread Stop Bakery
Pasta Gardner

We are also excited to partner with WildCraft Cider Works for this event for a cider garden to relax in while you enjoy food and hear from speakers!

You can also expect to see Willamette Farm & Food Coalition, FOOD For Lane County, and Mountain Rose Herbs to learn more about their work in sustainability around food in our community as well as learn more about how you can prevent food waste from the Love Food Not Waste Veggie Mob.

This event is FREE and family-friendly with games and a fun photo booth!

Special thanks to Cultural Services, City of Eugene for help making this event a reality, and to Lane County Waste Management for helping to make this event zero-waste with durable dishware!

Want to learn more or get involved? Contact Allie Breyer, at 541-682-5224 or alexandra.e.breyer@ci.eugene.or.us

To sign-up to volunteer: https://goo.gl/forms/mInBEe2tEqMDZKqC3


September 8, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Eugene Park Blocks
8th Avenue and West Park Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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