What’s World Disco Soup Day, you ask? WDSD is a world-wide initiative launched by Slow Food to raise awareness about global food waste. Armed with beautiful leftover ingredients and a passion for sustainability, the day celebrates coming together to have a bit of fun while tackling this pressing issue. In a nation where over a third of produced food is wasted while one in eight Americans go hungry, we are here to shed some light on this major problem and help the global Slow Food community strengthen our food systems, protect our environment, and improve our health.
This year is a special one for WDSD in Boston: we are taking part in Boston Public Market's Agricultural Festival on Sunday, April 28th to talk to you about what we can do to eliminate food waste! We feel fortunate in the Boston community to have a wealth of notable food waste-fighting organizations tackling this complex problem from all angles, and so to honor this day, each week leading up to the event we’ll be posting a series of exclusive interviews from inspiring leaders of the food-waste movement in the area including Lovin’ Spoonfuls, the Boston Area Gleaners, and more! We’re so excited that they will also be joining us on the 28th to offer a unique, comprehensive picture of how a city can unite forces to solve this large-scale issue.
How can you get involved? Other than coming out to see us at the event, you can take part in our first-ever World Disco Soup Day contest! Share on social media what you’re doing to prevent food waste - tips, recipes, stories, get creative! Oh, and be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #WDSDBoston to be in the running for some Slow Food swag and more.
Lastly (as if it couldn’t get any more exciting), this year’s WDSD marks the launch of the Slow Food Youth Network in Boston and the USA! This is a unique opportunity for aspiring young leaders passionate about promoting good, clean, fair food across the globe to make a lasting difference in making our food systems more sustainable, protecting biodiversity for future generations, and supporting our local farmers and producers. We are looking forward to harnessing the energy of our city’s vibrant youth community to contribute to a better food system, so let us know if you’re interested in getting involved, and stay tuned for future announcements and events!
We hope you will join us in our food waste campaign for this year’s World Disco Soup Day. Tune in for updates, announcements, stories, and interviews as we celebrate local and global efforts to eliminate food waste throughout April!