Feeding Our FRNds is our first-ever post-conference action event for FRN chapters. While that might just sound like a lot of words, the concept behind Feeding Our FRNds is easy and exciting: as a chapter leader, we encourage you to organize an event in your campus community that recovers food from local farms, grocery stores, and restaurants and engages volunteers in prepping a meal from this food for the event’s attendees. Through this “recovered” meal, your and your chapter can help grow the dialogue about food waste and hunger in your campus community.
Feeding Our FRNds is modeled after Feedback’s Feeding the 5000 campaign, an event series hosted by the UK-based non-profit that brings people together to “serve up a delicious communal feast for 5000 people made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted, bringing together a coalition of organizations that offer the solutions to food waste.”
Who? You! Our 2016 Feeding Our FRNds events will be hosted all over the country by you and your fellow chapter leaders, volunteers, FRNds, and community partners. We encourage you to connect with other chapters in your region to co-host events, and recommend that you include your partner agency(ies) in your event.
What? An event in your campus community that brings people together for the prepping and eating of a meal made from recovered food. Your event can also include programming, including live performances, speakers, creative spaces, etc.
When? Late April, in conjunction with Earth Day, Feedback’s NYC Feeding the 5000, and post-National Food Recovery Dialogue excitement. The exact date is up to you and your chapter.
Where? Your campus community. The event can be indoors or outdoors, on-campus or off-campus, at your partner agency(ies), in your dining hall – whatever makes the most sense for your community.
Why? This one’s easy. Food waste and hunger are serious issues that deserve a space for conversation. By bringing together your community together for a delicious meal made from food that would have normally been wasted, you and your chapter will allow for greater dialogue about the solutions to these issues while preventing immediate waste and providing a meal from your community in need.