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Lunch free in London: The feeding of the 5000

[ 16 November 2011 | Print This Post ]
16 November 2011

On Friday 18th November, Trafalgar Square will see the biggest lunchtime break. From 12-2pm, the highly successful ‘Feeding the 5000’ event returns to London to raise awareness of unnecessary food waste in the UK and demonstrating and informing ways people and businesses can reduce waste.

The event will be opened by Mayor Boris Johnson, who will serve the first bowl of curry, with demo’s from a host of celebrity chefs, and Tristram Stuart, award winning campaigner and author of the prize-winning book ‘Waste – Uncovering the Global Food Scandal’.

The event will offer live cooking demonstrations by leading chefs, public interactive apple pressing, mass-vegetable sorting and a live pig enclosure where food waste will be recycled as livestock feed. All activities will showcase positive solutions to existing food waste problems; with all 5000 members of the public being treated to a free hot lunch made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted, such as fresh but cosmetically imperfect fruit and vegetables.

The Mayor of London will attend the event and serve the first curry. The Bishop of London and Rosie Boycott will speak about food waste issues on stage. The event will take place three days after WRAP release their updated food waste figures for the UK.

So Londoners, come and enjoy a delicious, free hot lunch.

For more information visit www.feeding5k.org


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