On 1.4.14 Feeding the 5000 held a hugely successful event in Brussels at the Marché Aux Herbes near the Grand Place. Together with our partners, we served up over 6,000 delicious lunches all made from ingredients that otherwise would have gone to waste to highlight the positive solutions to the global food waste scandal.
Here’s a look at the day in photos by Julie Feyaerts.
Feeding the 5000 Brussels is bringing together an alliance of organisations at all levels to raise awareness of the scale of food waste in Belgium, the EU and globally and promote the solutions which exist. On the 1st of April 2014 we provided a delicious free feast for thousands of members of the public, sourced entirely from fresh, top-quality produce that would otherwise go to waste, including misshapen potatoes, wonky carrots and oversized aubergines. It will be a spectacular public celebration of the positive, win-win solutions to food waste.
Feeding the 5000 Brussels and its surrounding campaign are being organised in partnership with the Feeding the 5000 campaign and a range of organisations working to tackle food waste in Belgium and internationally. These include EU FUSIONS, the Federation of Belgian Food Banks, Oxfam, Slow Food, Slow Food Youth Network Brussels, Disco Soupe Brussels, 11.11.11., CRIOC, Velt, KOMOSIE and Social Groceries Flanders, as well as the Flemish Minister for Poverty Reduction.
The event is being supported by WWF, Eurotoques, Food Sharing and Food for Life Global.
The event is being supported by the Flemish Minister for Poverty Reduction.