Feeding the 5,000 Dublin would like to thank all our volunteers, supporters and most importantly, those who joined us to share curry, apple juice, music and fun! It was a fantastic day, we met our target of feeding 5,000 people in Dublin.
As an update to what’s happening around the country, Cork is in the planning stages of throwing its own Feeding the 5,000 event over St Patrick’s Day weekend 2014.
On Saturday, the 15th March, Cork City will Feed the City along the Grand Parade as part of the Cork City Council St. Patrick’s Festival. They will feed 5,000 people a delicious vegetable curry made from grade 2 and 3 vegetables–which wouldn’t be acceptable in supermarkets. They also plan cooking demonstrations and other fun activities.
Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date…
Keep an eye on the site for news and updates about future events. We’re just starting the journey in Ireland toward a massive reduction in food waste. With your support we can make a huge difference. If you haven’t yet, please sign our pledge to reduce your own food waste and ask businesses to do the same.
Thanks again for coming!
Here’s a short video from the event, let us know if you’re in it!
The aim of the event is raise awareness about the scale of the problem of food waste in Ireland and highlight the positive solutions that are in place to tackle the food waste scandal at home and in business.
This event, created by Tristram Stuart (author of Waste, Uncovering the Global Food Scandal), has been successfully held in London and Bristol, highlighting how easy it is to reduce the unimaginable levels of food waste in the UK and internationally and how governments, businesses and individuals can help. See www.feeding5k.org. The event is now being rolled out across Europe as part of FUSIONS, a four year project to tackle food waste across the EU.
We plan to hold this event in Dublin as a launch for the Bia Foodbank initiative and our national food waste reduction campaign.
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Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE) is an environmental charity in existence since 1997. Over the years, we have focused our work on Waste, Water, Fluoride and Forestry. We have been educating individuals and governments on the environmental implications associated with food production, manufacturing, transportation, packaging and disposal over the past few years. Leading from this, we have turned our attention to the issue of food waste, both on an individual and commercial level.
STOP Food Waste STOP Food Waste is funded under the EPA National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP). Waste Prevention is the preferred waste management option in Ireland. By not generating waste, we can eliminate the need to handle, transport, treat and dispose of waste. We can also avoid having to pay for these services. The EPA’s Stop Food Waste programme provides comprehensive information about the food we waste, with advice and tips on how to reduce food waste in the home through rethinking how we shop, store and cook our food, and on how to compost any food waste that cannot be prevented.
Bia Food Bank acts and raises awareness on food waste and hunger in Ireland. We facilitate the transfer of surplus food from food related businesses to charities. Bia Food Bank provides a socially-responsible, environmentally-sensitive, business-friendly alternative to wasting good food. It is envisaged that Bia Foodbank will establish a strong network of foodbanks nationwide with a central hub based in Dublin in the coming months and foodbanks in Limerick, Cork, Galway and Waterford, within the next 2 to 5 years.
Food Glorious Food is a student initiative aiming to create awareness about the food waste problem all over Ireland. We are currently linking catering businesses with worthy Dublin charities. The aim is to distribute surplus food that would otherwise be wasted.