estimated 400,000 tonnes of surplus food is thrown away by shops every year. That’s
the same weight as 4,000 blue whales. And blue whales are huge (their tongues
alone are heavier than elephants).
is a great charity that uses the food rejected
by supermarkets to feed people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. In
15 locations across England, and with an army of over 1000 volunteers
(click here to get
stuck in), they cook delicious food for people who really need it, serving up an astonishing 67,000 meals since 2009.
“In this day and age throwing food away is madness,
especially when some don't have enough to eat and we have the means and
technology to recycle and put leftovers to good use,” says Giorgio Locatelli, who's been involved with FoodCycle since visiting one of their kitchens early in 2012.
This month, FoodCycle are throwing a posh Mardi Gras Feast,
offering a fancy 7 course meal cooked by Michelin starred chefs, including Signor Locatelli himself, to celebrate what can be done with surplus food destined for the bin. It promises to be an evening of fun, good music, and glorious food, all for a great cause. All
funds raised by the feast will help FoodCycle continue to save perfectly good
food from the bin and serve delicious meals to vulnerable people.
The Mardi Gras Feast
will be held at Battersea Arts Centre in London, on Thursday 27th
To buy a ticket, contact Kim Jones on 020 7729 2775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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