If the thought of eating garbage turns your stomach, Trashed & Wasted: Toronto just may change your mind. This event is dedicated to rethinking food waste, repurposing trash, and reclaiming refuse, all in support of Second Harvest’s Food Rescue Program.
You’ll find dishes from rescued food and libations from repurposed ingredients (think distilled spirits made from fruit pulp donated by a local juicer, and craft beer made from bakery bread scraps). Participants include Sanagan’s Meat Locker, Porchetta & Co, Hooked, Blackbird Bakery and many more.
“We have come to live in a disposable society,” says event coordinator Brock Shepherd. “And rarely is the reckless disposability more shocking than when it comes to food. Every day, tons of edible food is wasted in this city. We allow it to rot in our fridges, grocery stores prematurely dispose of ‘expired’ products, and restaurants watch bins fill up with perfectly good but uneaten ingredients. And while so much is thrown out, thousands of people go hungry.”
Trashed and Wasted: Toronto takes place March 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Wychwood Barns (76 Wychwood Ave). Grab your ticket here.