Feeding the 1000 – a food ‘waste’ feast

So there is such a thing as a free lunch!  On Sunday 6 May Changeworks sets out to feed a thousand people in Leith with food that would otherwise go to waste.

It’s an invitation to a food waste feast which will be served at three different venues in Leith between 12 noon and 3pm. Along with a programme of cookery demonstrations, food juggling, face painting and salad planting.

Come and join us for a free Sunday lunch! We want to feed 1000 people food that would have otherwise gone to waste by turning it into a delicious feast for all. Changeworks

Head for Out of the Blue in Dalmeny Street, The Citadel in Commercial Street, or Leith Community Croft on Leith Links. No need to book, says Changeworks. Just B.Y.O.B.K.F.S – or, in other words: ‘Bring your own box, knife, fork and spoon.’

Lets eat this

It’s such a great idea – stirs memories of our Lets Eat This food waste cookery demo and lunch in Leith with World Kitchen in Leith and the Himalayan Centre.

To whet appetites for Sunday 6 May here’s a flashback to that feast in St Mary Star of the Sea with Meena and Alice showing how delicious meals can be conjured out of ingredients that might otherwise have ended up in the bin. Their samples of typical ‘foodwaste’ included stale bread, potatoes, cabbages and carrots. With lots of spices.

Behind the free lunch there is an impressive list of organisers and supporters.

The event is hosted by Changeworks (see more HERE) and the Waste Less Save More project, funded by Sainsbury’s and supported by a partnership of Out of the Blue Café, The Punjabi Junction, Cyrenians, Food Sharing Edinburgh, Dr Bell’s Family Centre, The Real Junk Food Project Edinburgh, The Citadel Youth Centre, Leith Festival, Slow Food Youth Network, Crops and Pots, Leith Community Croft.

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