Springfest benefit for 412 Food Rescue
Join us on Saturday, April 22nd from 1-5 PM at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg for Springfest!
This family-friendly Earth Day event will include a photo booth, face painting, plus children’s activities by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library. Music will be provided by local DJ Steph Tsong. Attendees can also participate in a chance auction with prizes donated by local businesses and arts organizations.
The menu is a celebration of local food featuring vegan and vegetarian items from the Co-op’s Café, as well as appetizers and snacks donated by local vendors and partners. There will be an array of sweet treats, including a sundae bar with ice cream from Pittsburgh Ice Cream Company and homemade toppings by Chef Trevett Hooper of Legume Bistro. Non-alcoholic drinks, locally-roasted coffee from 19 Coffee Co., and fair trade tea will be available. Adults age 21+ receive two complimentary drink tickets for wine and a number of locally-brewed craft beers provided by East End Brewing Company.
The cost to attend is $15 for adult Co-op members (who must present their Co-op membership card at the door); $20 for adult non-members; $5 for children ages 3 and over. Children age 2 & under are free. Food, drinks, activities, plus one complimentary raffle ticket are included in the entry price. Tickets are available at springfest17.eventbrite.com. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event on a first come, first serve basis.
Proceeds from the event benefit 412 Food Rescue, a Pittsburgh non-profit that saves healthy food that would otherwise be thrown away and donates it to those in need. Their network of volunteers and unique rapid response approach to food rescue has kept over 1 million pounds of food out of the waste stream. East End Food Co-op has been a 412 Food Rescue retail partner since May 2015. Springfest will highlight the zero waste efforts of both organizations. Rescued floral arrangements will decorate the tables, paper goods will be gleaned from a variety of sources, and food that is not consumed at the event will be redirected to those in need.
Hosanna House is located in Wilkinsburg at 807 Wallace Avenue. Guests are encouraged to park in the Hosanna House parking lot adjacent to the building or in the metered lots across from Wilkinsburg High School in the next block, which are free on weekends.
Get your tickets at springfest17.eventbrite.com
About 412 Food Rescue
412 Food Rescue launched in March 2015 to address the disconnect between the fact that 40 percent of food produced in the United States is wasted while one in seven go hungry. 412 Food Rescue is the fastest-growing food recovery organization in the United States–in less than two years, the organization redirected over 1.1 million pounds of perfectly good food from going to landfills. 412 Food Rescue’s unique approach takes the problem through the lens of an urban food system, impacting waste at each stage of the food supply value chain. Utilizing technology to solve the logistics challenge of retail food recovery, 412 Food Rescue’s goal is to introduce innovative solutions to eradicate food waste and expand its model to cities around the country. To date, 412 Food Rescue works with over 200 food retailers, 250 nonprofit partners and over 1,000 volunteers.