Feeding the 5000

There’s a brilliant thing happening in Trafalgar Square tomorrow:

A Free Lunch for 5000 People

On the 16th December a free lunch made from delicious ingredients that would otherwise have been wasted will be prepared for 5000 people. Our aim is to highlight the ease of cutting the unimaginable levels of food waste in the UK and internationally.

I love this idea!

They say:

There are nearly one billion malnourished people in the world, but the approximately 40 million tonnes of food wasted by US households, retailers and food services each year would be enough to satisfy the hunger of every one of them.

All the world’s nearly one billion hungry people could be lifted out of malnourishment on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the US, UK and Europe

The amount of food we waste is crazy!

The Grass Market Mission here in Edinburgh partners with Fareshare who supply them with food that would otherwise be wasted by supermarkets. I’ve seen some brilliant meals cooked with ingredients you probably wouldn’t go near in the supermarket – our expectations of perfectly shaped, coloured and sized fruit and veg is ridiculous! We waste so much when we cook – save it for leftovers for breakfast!


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