Open Feasts is an event series collaboratively hosted by partners across the MN food system to generate awareness about the issue of wasted food and inspire change in our community.
Open Feasts will be at Open Streets this September 2019!
University of Minnesota + Motley on Sunday, September 8 from 11am-5pm.
Want to get involved? Please contact us at OpenFeasts@gmail.com
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Open Feasts Partners and SponsorsOpen Feasts would not be possible without the generous support of all partner organizations and sponsors. Partner organizations come together to make these events happen by offering their time, passion, expertise, supplies and equipment. Sponsoring organizations provide financial or in-kind resources to make the event run smoothly. We are so grateful to be part of a community that comes together around such important issues.
The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) strives to confront sustainability challenges and accelerate the application of solutions. It uses the interdisciplinary tools of academia, brings thought-leaders together, and reaches outside the University to play a critical role in creating a sustainable future for Minnesota and the world.
MPS Culinary & Wellness nourishes all children through access to quality food and active living. As a department, we serve over 22,000 meals each day to the nearly 36,000 students in the Minneapolis Public Schools. We are committed to scratch cooking, scratch cooking, food integrity, local food, and healthy eating.
Hennepin County’s Environment and Energy Department is committed to protecting the environment and conserving resources for future generations. Its programs focus on the reduction and responsible management of wastes, the protection of natural resources and the promotion of environmental stewardship.
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners understands the true cost of wasting food. Preventing wasted food not only saves it from landfills; it conserves the energy, water, land and labor it took to grow it. The Dakota County 2012-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan states that the County will develop a strategic and comprehensive organics diversion outreach program which includes reducing wasted food. Partnering with organizations like Open Feasts reaches residents where they are while also connecting staff working in these areas.
Taher recognizes its role in changing the world, one customer at a time. We are proud to offer a complete portfolio of sustainability programs. We all share this earth and together we can solve the environmental issues we face. Therefore, as a leader in the Food Service industry, Taher has developed and implemented innovative policies, systems, and programs that encourage responsible and sustainable practices.
TC Food Justice works to reduce food waste and hunger by connecting unsold produce at farmer’s markets and grocers to hunger relief groups in the Twin Cities, and specializes in produce deliveries for smaller-capacity organizations. TCFJ volunteers do some produce deliveries using a bike and trailer.
The Food Group is an innovative nonprofit organization with a mission of fighting hunger and nourishing our community. Through our network of food shelves, meal programs, Fare For All sites and our newest program area, Big River Farms, we focus on equity, access, and nutrition issues related to food and hunger. We strive to prevent food waste whenever possible by redirecting surplus food to those in need. Through our produce programs, we rescue excess produce from farmers markets, fields and orchards.