Time for the biggest food waste awareness event of the year! World Disco Soup Day is organized by Slow Food Youth Networks around the world from Uganda to Brazil, from Japan to Switzerland. For the first time ever, Chicago will join the global network to celebrate food!
In his book “American Wasteland,” Jonathan Bloom estimated that the United States could fill a college stadium with the amount of food it wastes in just ONE day. So much of that food is still edible and not ready for trash at all!
In an effort to reduce food waste, we will be saving produce that otherwise would have been thrown away (mostly due to cosmetic imperfections), chopping it all up, and making delicious soup.
This event is being hosted by Slow Food Youth Network Chicago (SFYN Chicago). Follow the event on Facebook to keep updated on the program of the day.
Let’s fill bellies instead of bins!
Entrance and soups are free. Help SFYN Chicago cook from 3pm-6pm, or join us for the main event (eating!) from 6pm-9pm alongside music and good vibes. If you want to volunteer with SFYN Chicago to help make soup, please fill out the form here:
Big Delicious Planet Catering, Canteen + Urban Farm is the gracious host of this event. Big Delicious Planet is Illinois' only 4 Star Certified Green Restaurant and was named “Greenest Caterer in America” in 2013 - a title they still hold. Some street parking available and a small parking lot in front of the building.
Please reach out to Kirby Barth if you're looking to get more involved!