Join Slow Food Toronto, the Stop Community Food Centre, Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21, St. Paul’s West) and the Wychwood Barns Community Association for the first ever DISCO SOUP TORONTO!
The event is FREE and open to the public! RSVP here.
You can take part in two ways:
Join us on Saturday, April 29th from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Wychwood Barns to help us wash, chop, peel and plan out how we will make the soups on the following day.
Or join us the day of on Sunday, April 30th from 11 am to 2 pm to eat soup, have fun and learn about food waste, or help us serve the soup!! Please bring your own mug/ spoon to this event.
If you would like to volunteer to help us prepare the soups on either Saturday, April 29th or Sunday, April 30th, please email [email protected].
SPEAKERS AT THIS EVENT:
Lori Nikkel (Second Harvest) will speak about Second Harvest and the organization’s widespread efforts to reduce food waste across the GTA.
Jenn Pfenning (Pfennings Organic Farms) will speak about her farm and produce, and what consumers can do with spent food to reduce food waste.
Chef Dario Tomaselli (George Brown College) will speak about his experience with Chef Massimo Bottura and his Food Waste Reduction Initiative at the 2015 Expo Milano and the importance of culinary education in terms of rescuing food and making it into delicious food.
Paul DeCampo (Slow Food Toronto): Paul will speak about Slow Food Toronto and how the slow food philosophy/ movement addresses food waste and works to create sustainable food systems.
Disco Soup is a Slow Food Youth Network project. 2017 marks the first year that this event is going global, with the point being to bring attention to food waste.
While parts of the world population suffer from hunger, one third of the food intended for human consumption is being thrown away every year. 1.3 billion of tons of food is being fed to bins. At the same time, according to FAO, we only produce enough food to supply the world’s growing population until 2050. It’s clear we have a huge challenge in front of us.
No tickets are required for this event, but we do ask you to RSVP here.