Years ago, a group in Berlin launched World Disco Soup Day and hosted a massive party with the aim of feeding thousands; now it’s happening in SA!
Johannesburg, South Africa (24 March 2023) – The 29th of April is World Disco Soup Day; it’s the first-ever observance of the day in South Africa with the South African organisation Nosh Food Rescue NPC joining the movement, bringing the fun and altruistic event to Johannesburg.
Nosh shared the event on Facebook, explaining that “World Disco Soup Day, is the date when Slow Food Youth Network groups organise events to party, eat and dance together while turning food waste into Disco Soups for everyone to enjoy.
Nosh founded by Hanneke Linge, was started to be the middleman between retail food waste, farmers and the people of South Africa in need of food. Currently, the organisation works in the Johannesburg area but hopes to grow and spread across the country, saving food and people in one swoop. From 2020 to 2022 the team was able to rescue 2267 tonnes of food, which is the equivalent of 5.93 million meals.
Turning to the “Disco Soup” movement, they will be able to divert even more food from landfill all the while making warm meals for people in need.
This year, World Disco Soup Day will take place on Saturday 29th of April, and the main theme will be ‘’Save our food, save our planet!’’ focusing on solutions to the climate crisis we currently face.
“The spotlight will be on how food waste reduction can be a tool to stop the climate crisis. But we will also discuss other ways to effectively reduce our dietary impact on the planet like changing the proteins on our plate. We will also utilise food scraps with super useful recipes from our Disco Soup Cookbook, practical workshops and much more.”
“This year, on the Big Day there will be different virtual sessions at different times of the day to keep you company while celebrating and obviously to talk and enjoy the party together. Expect to learn a lot and be ready to experiment in the kitchen, with the knowledge of our guests during our online workshops. Before the day comes, SFYN will focus on sharing recipes to make with scraps for all April, so that you could take them for April the 29th and blow the minds of the people you’re celebrating with.”
So save the date, soon you can be cooking and boogying the day away, for a good cause.