Weeknight Cooking

FEED the World, One Meal at a Time

August 25, 2015

Turn your next dinner party into a fundraiser to fight world hunger.

Lauren Bush Lauren of FEED joined us for dinner to fight world hunger. 

Considering the number of times we eat every day—and how important food is to us—we jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with FEED on their latest project: FEED Supper. With the goal of raising 2 million meals in 1 month, this initiative encourages people to host fundraising dinner parties—where each guest makes a donation to provide meals to those who don't have access to the bounty of food that many of us do.

New in our Shop: The FEED for Food52 Dinner Brigade Box (left) includes essentials for a FEED Supper, and our new FEED bag (right)—in reversible indigo, only on Food52.

For our own FEED dinner party, we invited their founder, Lauren Bush Lauren, to the Food52 office for a meal of recipes from our latest Dinner Brigade Field Guide, with FEED's decorations and placemats that speak to the dinner's purpose.

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Ready to host your own? Each FEED for Food52 Dinner Brigade Box, available in our Shop, includes supplies for hosting a party of six, with a pennant banner, placemats, name cards with conversation starters on the back, and six copies—one for each guest—of the fall edition of our Burnt Toast Dinner Brigade Field Guide (which contains 10 of our favorite seasonal recipes, plus tips for pulling it all off without stress).

Each placemat includes a place to write the number of meals donated during the meal (FEED's goal is to raise two million meals by October 16th!). But our favorite part may be the "Thank You" cards that have a seed packet from Hudson Valley Seed Library tucked inside—to thank each guest for their donation with a gift that keeps on feeding.


And if hosting a dinner party in the next month isn't in the cards for you, don't worry: We've collaborated with FEED to create an exclusive, reversible indigo bag, proceeds from which will feed one student for an entire year.

How to get involved: Order the FEED for Food52 Dinner Brigade Box here and pick up the FEED 1 for Food52 Bag here.

Photo of FEED for Food52 Dinner Brigade Box by Rocky Luten; all others by James Ransom

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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

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Margaret August 25, 2015
What is the suggested contribution for 1 meal? For 10would you just multiply? Do we have guests contribute at your web site or colkect the contribution ourselves?
Kristen M. August 25, 2015
Hi Margaret -- great questions! There's no suggested donation amount per dinner (though a little does a lot! $1.10 = 11 meals through FEED's giving partners). Each Brigade Dinner this fall helps support FEED's goal of providing 2 million meals by World Food Day. You'll find the directions for creating your own fundraising page in your Brigade box, or you can visit www.feedprojects.com/feedsupper and sign up today.