One Thousand Portions of Free Food Served to Demonstrate Food Waste

One Thousand Portions of Free Food Served to Demonstrate Food Waste

Feed the 1,000

One thousand portions of free food served to demonstrate food waste!

As a part of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign 1,000 portions of free food were served to the people of Hammersmith and Fulham last month.

Recycle Western Riverside, in partnership with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, co-ordinated a Feed the 1,000 event in Ravenscourt Park. Everyone who attended enjoyed a portion of curry or pasta and a tasty chocolate pudding.

The event aimed to show just how much food the average family wastes each year. Love Food Hate Waste estimates that the average UK family throws away six hundred pounds worth of good food each year. This equates to around 1,000 uneaten meals.

As well as enjoying a free meal, there was also the chance to learn more about the issues surrounding food waste, how to reduce it and how to save money. Drawing on resources from the Love Food Hate Waste campaign everyone attending went away with advice and equipment to help them get their portion sizes right and store their food better, as well as tips on how to extend the life of their food.

Hammersmith and Fulham Community Gardens came along with a bicycle powered smoothie maker to show people how easy it is to make a tasty drink out of surplus or leftover fruit.

Food waste comes in many different forms, from leftovers on our plates or in our pots that we failed to finish, to stale bread or the bunch of bananas left to decompose slowly in our fruit bowl. All these create waste that can be easily avoided by taking a few simple steps.

The Ravenscourt Park event was the first of four Feed the 1,000 events that Recycle Western Riverside will be running. The next Feed the 1,000 event is due to take place on Wednesday 31 October in Kensington and Chelsea.

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