Happy National World Disco Soup Day! Come out to celebrate FSC Farmers Market Downtown @ 422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701 from 10:30-1 .
Slow Food Austin is hosting the first Disco Soup in Texas! Disco Soup is a Slow Food event where perfectly edible food on its way to the landfill is rescued, chopped up, and transformed into free meals to hand out to the public.
With the help of the Sustainable Food Center and To Go Co Compostable Products, Slow Food Austin’s Disco Soup will bring together volunteers and local non-profits working to stop food waste in Austin – like Keep Austin Fed, Break it Down, the Central Texas Food Bank, Little Herds, Urban Roots, in.gredients and Compost Pedallers – to share their tips on how to eliminate food waste and benefit the local food system in Austin. In addition to enjoying a delicious, free meal, attendees can participate in farmers’ market shopping, take part in activities for kids (including face painting) and listen to live music by Austin-based band Batty jr. and a currated funky playlist by musician and producer Marshall Lowry.
While parts of the world population suffer from hunger, one third of the food intended for human consumption is thrown away every year. According to the FAO, each year 1.3 billion of tons of food is fed to landfills. On April 29th, Austin’s Slow Food chapter calls for attention and action to stop global food waste, by organizing one of the most well known projects of the Slow Food Youth Network: Disco Soup.
Austin’s Disco Soup will be one of a hundred evens happening in 40 countries globally for World Disco Soup Day on April 29, 2017. This year’s World Disco Soup Day is the first of its kind and the largest food waste awareness event in history.
Slow Food Austin’s Disco Soup is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome!