Metro Vancouver Part of Canada’s First Feeding the 5000 EventMetro Vancouver Part of Canada’s First Feeding the 5000 Event<div class="ExternalClass6E0E11AA9B0F46B1BCA532F906AABB64"><p>Today we see <a href="/services/solid-waste/food-scraps-recycling/background-implementation/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">food scrap recycling</a> throughout our region, and we have a new <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/" target="_blank"><em>Love Food – Hate Waste</em></a> campaign to help people use more of the food they buy. Collectively, we throw away 100,000 tonnes of good food each year. </p><p>Metro Vancouver joined a <a href="http://feedbackglobal.org/campaigns/feeding-the-5000/" target="_blank">grass roots initiative</a> to host <a href="http://bcove.me/lfomsfqa" target="_blank">Canada's first <em>Feeding the 5000</em> event on May 27</a>. North Shore Culinary School students prepared and served over 6,000 meals using rescued food donated by local suppliers and grocers. </p><p>The thousands of people who attended <a href="http://feed5kvancouver.com/" target="_blank"><em>Feeding the 5000 metro Vancouver</em></a> also learned about local organizations already taking action to capture and get that food to people who need it.</p><p>The entire event was zero waste, producing only a half bag of garbage like coffee cups that people brought with them, one food scraps tote containing mostly napkins and one bag of recyclables. </p><p>To learn how you can use more of the food you bring home, go to <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/" target="_blank">lovefoodhatewaste.ca</a> or follow us on Twitter @LFHW_ca.  </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue11-feed5000.jpg2015-07-24T07:00:00ZGP0|#9b27e797-ea67-4d3b-98bb-21ce706a4a36;L0|#09b27e797-ea67-4d3b-98bb-21ce706a4a36|Issue 11;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass9B6F29DFBB8C4F5C9B56CCBDEDC2B131"><p>​Do you Love Food but Hate Waste? Metro Vancouver's <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/" target="_blank"><em>Love Food – Hate Waste</em></a> campaign is here to help people use more of the food they buy. Fish lovers, apple lovers, egg lovers and more…this campaign is for you.</p></div>0