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Defend the canning machines at Mama Dolce's to earn a tasty reward!

Event: Feed the People is a public event in Fallout 76.

Quick walkthrough

Event: Feed the People
Go to Mama Dolce's Food Processing.
Collect 5 dehydrated beef stocks, 5 diced vegetable mixes, and 5 meat-flavored soy chunks.
Activate the machinery from the terminal.
Defend three machines' control consoles from incoming waves of randomized enemies.
After the alarm bells, run the diagnostic routine on the terminal and activate the fuse box.
Defend the machines until the next alarm.
Run the diagnostic routine on the terminal and activate the pressure-release valve.
Continue to defend the machines from more waves until the next breakdown or when the timer expires.
Reward: See infobox

Detailed walkthrough

Interact with the control terminal and choose "Activate Food Processing Machines" for the quest to start. There will be a constant attack from Liberators and other enemies throughout the duration of the quest.

Collecting items

Player characters will first be asked to collect the following ingredients:

These must be loaded into the food hopper on the factory floor to produce stew.

Possible locations:

  • Office, downstairs toilet
  • Office, upstairs
  • On top of shelving next to a locked cage
  • On top of the upper console
  • In the lockers
  • Next to the conveyor belt

Running the machines

After the ingredients have been loaded into the hopper, the machinery is activated from a nearby terminal. After this step, there are two phases that repeat until the timer runs out - defending and repairing.


Defend the three consoles. The Front Control Console and the Conveyor Belt Console are on the lower floor, while the Ingredient Hopper Console is on the upper floor above the ingredient hopper.

The first wave consists of various kinds of radroaches or mole rats. The second and third waves have various kinds of feral ghouls.


In between waves, approximately around the 3:50 and 1:40 time marks, alarm bells will ring. Someone needs to run the diagnostic routine on the terminal to identify the problem. The issues that need fixing are randomly chosen from the following list:

  • Activate the fuse box
  • Activate the pressure-release valve
  • Repair pipe (three steel required)

The same problem will never occur twice during an event.


Upon completing this event, everyone participating in the event will receive five canned meat stew, in addition to the usual event rewards.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Search the factory for ingredientsThe machinery at Mama Dolce's Food Processing plant has cooled off enough to use again. We need to collect ingredients and load them into the hopper so the machines can make cans of stew.
? Add Meat-flavored Soy Chunks to the Hopper (0/5)
? Add Dehydrated Beef Stock to the Hopper (0/5)
? Add Diced Vegetable Mix to the Hopper (0/5)
? Activate the Food Processing MachineryWe successfully gathered all of the ingredients necessary to make cans of stew at Mama Dolce's Food Processing plant. Now we need to activate the food processing machines and then protect them from any creatures that might be drawn in by the sound.
? Defend the Food Processing MachinesWe successfully gathered all of the ingredients necessary to make cans of stew at Mama Dolce's Food Processing plant. Now that we've activated the food processing machines, we need to protect them from the creatures drawn by the noise they're making.
? Diagnose the mechanical issue
? Reset the Fuse Box
? Use the pressure-release valve
? Repair the pipe
?Quest finishedWe successfully protected the food processing machines at Mama Dolce's Food Processing plant, and now we get to enjoy some delicious cans of stew.


Prior to patch, this event was triggered by player character proximity.


  • Prior to patch, adding ingredients into the hopper of the food processor machinery too quickly could cause random inventory items to unintentionally be lost.
  • Prior to patch, everyone on the server received the quest reward when the quest was completed.
  • Some of the ingredient containers can de-spawn, making it impossible to finish the collection task. This will stall the event until the timer runs out and the event fails.