Southfield partners to host community feast

By: Kathryn Pentiuk | Southfield Sun | Published April 6, 2024

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SOUTHFIELD — The city of Southfield and Make Food Not Waste are partnering for a free Community Feast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

Make Food Not Waste is a Detroit-based nonprofit with the mission to “keep food out of landfills and slow climate change by creating lasting solutions to food waste through education, food upcycling and advocacy.”

Southfield is currently involved in a food waste elimination study with the group. According to Danielle Todd, executive director of Make Food Not Waste, Southfield sends around 30 million pounds of food a year to landfills.

“Michigan has a goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030,” Todd said. “And that’s a billion pounds for the whole state. So we’ve got our work cut out for us. And we’re excited to use Southfield as this pilot to see what, you know, what we can do.”

The Community Feast is designed to inspire people to waste less food at home and show methods to make ingredients stretch. The event was held in Detroit in 2018 and 2019 but was paused due to the pandemic. The event will feature remarks from Senator Stabenow about the Farm Bill and cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Chef Will Coleman will present his TikTok famous “6-1 Grocery Shopping Method.” Lunch will be prepared by professional chefs from food that would otherwise go to waste. Attendees will also have the chance to meet local organizations committed to helping reduce food waste.

For more information about the Community Feast, contact Danielle Todd at