A successful SavingFood Spring Fiesta in UK
On Saturday 10th of March at 11:00 – 23:00 (UTC) at the Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, our partner Feedback, together with Real Junk Food Manchester, ran an all-day celebration of community and the joy of food. We held a family-friendly “alternative food market” and invited the public to create a meal collectively, using surplus food that otherwise would have been wasted, all while disco dancing to beats provided by local DJs.
The objective was to raise awareness of the impact of the food system on climate change, to publicise the Saving Food project, in particular, the opportunity to get involved with gleans to rescue potentially wasted food, and to engage local partners across the northwest in the Saving Food movement.
Never a town to let a bit of rain stop the fun, Manchester rose to the occasion on Saturday at Feedback’s Spring Fiesta.
From the surplus cabbage sauerkraut production line, to apple pressing, film-watching, veg chopping and some pretty groovy dancing… we loved every minute of it.
Around 500 people turned up and experienced the fun of getting involved in the Saving Food movement. They watched films, took part in workshops, chopped rescued vegetables, tasted delicious food and made crafts to take home with them.
Over 60 people signed the Saving Food pledge, and all were invited to sign up to take part in Saving Food gleans planned for the next few weeks
More than 400 meals were served, but probably at least 500 people came through the doors.
You can find more by visiting the Event on Facebook