“Feeding” Back

This coming Friday, thousands of Londoners will get a free lunch made from food that would otherwise have been tossed. Feeding the 5,000 returns to Trafalgar Square in a massive food waste awareness event.

London’s Mayor, celebrity chefs and food waste activist Tristram Stuart will all speak on Friday, raising awareness for the fact that roughly one third of the world’s food is wasted. And several worthy food rescue groups will participate in the noble undertaking.

It’s a fabulous event that communicates just how much food we discard and how that currently discarded food could be put to better use with more social and political will. Attendees or anyone visiting the site¬†can pledge to reduce their personal waste and businesses can do the same.

Feeding the 5K, in this guise, began in 2009. Hopefully the November edition will be warmer than the original December one!

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  1. Bernie
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Is there anything similar here in the US? are there other similar events elsewhere in the world? It just seems like such a great idea.

  2. Posted November 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t heard of anything similar here in the US, but I’d love to see it. Isn’t it a neat event?

  3. Xiomara
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    This is such a great idea. Every day I see how much food is wasted in schools during breakfast and lunch. Children are not taught to value the food on their plates. If the children do not want to eat their food they just toss it. Every time I walk by to see what is being thrown I can see unopened milk cartons, more than half of a lunch meal, an uneaten fruit and more items that are either half eaten or still whole. I am sadden to see how our children are doing this and no one is doing anything about it. it is not their fault that they are wasteful, but they are not being taught to appreciate the food they have. Thanks for doing what you do.

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