Boris Johnson to open London’s Feeding the 5000 event

By Luke Nicholls

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Related tags: Food waste, Boris johnson

Feed the 5000 is a free lunch for 5000 people made entirely out of fresh ingredients that would otherwise go to waste
Feed the 5000 is a free lunch for 5000 people made entirely out of fresh ingredients that would otherwise go to waste
The Feeding the 5000 event, which raises awareness of unnecessary food waste from consumers and businesses in the UK, returns to London’s Trafalger Square this month.

On 18 November, London mayor Boris Johnson is opening the event which invites 5000 Londoners to eat a free hot lunch made from ingredients which would otherwise have gone to waste.

Businesses will be invited sign a pledge to cut food waste in accordance with a new online policy guidance tool developed by the Feeding the 5000 team.

The event will offer live cooking demonstrations by leading chefs including Thomasina Myers, Valentine Warner and Arthur Potts Dawson. All activities will showcase positive solutions to existing food waste problems.

Interactive demonstrations at Feeding the 5000 will include public interactive apple pressing, mass-vegetable sorting with partner charity FareShare, and a live pig enclosure where food waste will be recycled as livestock feed.

The event will take place three days after WRAP release their updated food waste figures for the UK. Business can sign up to the Feeding the 5000 pledge by visitng http://www.feeding5k.org/​.

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