Current Projects

Joy of Feeding – UBC Farm

On June 25th, we had the privilege to be a part of Meeru Dhawala’s Joy of Feeding event at the UBC Farm. Featuring 15 countries worldwide, this spectacular global culinary tour featured foods from Egypt, Poland, Chile, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Italy, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, India, Philippines, Korea, Turkey, Northwest Territories, Vancouver and First Nations. We basked in the beauty of UBC Farm, a 60 hectare living laboratory for sustainable food systems and the only certified organic farm in the City of Vancouver. Our booth educated the public on food waste and the creative dishes that can be created using produce you usually throw out.

Some of the items we served were:

  • Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes (GF, made with beets and almonds)
  • Aquafaba Meringue (Vegan, made with chickpea liquid)
  • Avocado Chocolate Mousse (made with over ripe avocados)
  • Broccoli Stem Pesto, served with Vegetable Pulp Crackers

For full recipes click here.

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Re-Plated. Upcycle Dining.

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A Food Connections and Feeding the 5000 team collaboration, “Re-plated” is a unique dining experience using rescued food that would’ve otherwise been wasted. Vancouver residents currently throw out over 100,000 tonnes of edible food a year. These include aesthetically imperfect or blemished produce, uncommonly used parts of produce, and products that are at their “best before” dates (but that are still edible).

By staying educated about how to use more of the groceries you purchase, you can save up to $700 in your annual grocery bill.

Join us for an elegant evening of storytelling and gourmet “upcycled” dining, as we Re-plateand Re-purpose what you normally consider as trash. Discover new ways to use parts of ingredients you never thought could be used, uncover new recipe ideas, and learn insider tips on how to store your groceries to keep them lasting longer.

This mysterious dinner will feature a mystery menu and a secret location – images of the puzzle will be revealed piece by piece the days leading up to the event.

Click here to register.

Early bird $45 (before Nov. 2)
Regular price: $65

Limited seats available!

All details on our Facebook page. Click below:

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Feeding the 5000 Vancouver

Feeding5k_2011_logo MV-01How can we live in a world that has such immense food surplus, yet is suffering from hunger? On May 27th, Food Connections organized the biggest FREE LUNCH in Canada! Five thousand Vancouverites were fed on $0, all using food that would’ve been forgotten or wasted.

Feeding the 5000 is a worldwide campaigning event that started in the UK to shine a light on the global food waste scandal. This spectacular communal feast featured a surprise 5-course menu prepared by culinary students and serve 6000 portions of delicious food to the public. Everything was made from fresh food that would otherwise have been wasted due to surplus ordering or aesthetic marketing standards.

Feeding the 5000 events have taken place in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Greece, Tokyo, Kenya, Australia, and Oakland, California. This was the very first in Canada – hosted in Vancouver!

Visit the Feeding the 5000 Vancouver webpage to learn more and stay connected on our mailing list.

On Wednesday, May 27th, we hosted the first Feeding the 5000 event in Canada, here in our home city of Vancouver. Here’s what it looked like:

We’d love to hear from you!

Through this event, we desire to see individuals and organizations start initiatives to take action on doing something about food waste. If you’re already involved with rescuing food in the city, or have ideas brewing in your mind about things you’d like to launch. We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Be a part of transforming our city’s food scene and represent Canada in this global food waste campaign!

For all other press and partnership inquiries, email

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Community Meal Share Projects

We value the power of community through inviting people from all walks of life to share meals together.  Aligning with our vision to transition towards a less wasteful food system, we aim to only use surplus produce and ingredients that would’ve been wasted in supermarkets or farms. The project represents an alternative to de-valuing edible food waste by creating an inclusive community space responding to the environmental impacts of waste disposal as well as unemployment and community engagement. Everyone is part of creating the café spaces, whether you are a customer, a volunteer or a supporter, allowing everyone to contribute to what they think the food, the space, the idea and the bigger picture is worth. The “Pay As You Feel” (PAYF) model offers an alternative to the conventional payment system, as there is no price on any items served. The system transcends monetary transactions and liberates people to use their skills and attributes as well as money to pay for their meals.

So far, we are partnering with the Oasis Cafe lunch community. Visit Planted Food Network and come dine with us every Tuesday.