Friday, 6 July 2012

Lucy's Big Ride, Day V

Lucy is now a third of the way into her epic cycle across Britain, having pumped her legs up and down 300 miles of the beautiful South West region.

On Day 4 Lucy cycled past Bristol, often regarded as one of the UK's greenest cities, and one particular event that took place there last month is worthy of a mention.

In May, FareShare South West and friends helped host a terrific 'Feeding The 5000' event. Using perfectly edible fresh food that would otherwise be wastefully thrown away, they managed to provide 4,187 people with a delicious free lunch in just 4 hours! Hundreds of volunteers - including celebrity chefs like Tom Herbert from the Fabulous Baker Brothers - worked together to show that veggies rejected for being wonky or too small taste just as good as the ones seen fit to grace our supermarket shelves. Yes, you did read that correctly: many vegetables are wasted because they are too wonky. Seriously.

The event was a huge success. Turns out you don't have to be The Messiah to make food out of nothing!

You can learn more about the whole event here. FareShare North West are also currently planning to host a Feeding the 5000 event in Manchester in September; so watch this space Mancunians!

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