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Operation: Food Rescue

Eugene is an environmentally aware place, but we, like a majority of the rest of the world, still have a problem with wasting food. The city of Eugene is putting on an event called Operation: Food Rescue to help combat that. Operation: Food Rescue is “an event to highlight the issues around our global food waste epidemic and to draw awareness to food that is wasted throughout the supply chain,” according to Eugene’s website. “This event is an effort to bring people and organizations spanning many sectors together to showcase the simple and fun solutions to reducing food waste at home.” The event will feature speakers who will talk about solutions to reducing food waste here in Eugene. It will also include a free community meal with a “sampling of dishes made from ingredients that would have otherwise been wasted,” the city says. Food is first-come, first-served by partners like Party Downtown, Ambrosia Farm and Pasta Gardner. There will also be informational booths from community organizations and cider from Wildcraft Cider. 

Operation: Food Rescue is from 6-8 pm, Friday, Sept. 8, in the Park Blocks (8th and Oak Street). For more information, or to get involved, contact Allie at 541-682-5224. The event is FREE.  — Meerah Powell