Surplus food was rescued by Changeworks and turned into tasty meals at their Feed the 1000 event in Leith to raise awareness of the volume of food waste created. One third of all food produced globally is wasted, and in Scotland we throw away 600,000 tonnes of food from our homes each year.
Speaking about the event, held on 4 May 2018, Kathleen Vaughn, Changeworks’ Senior Waste Project Officer said: “Thanks to everyone who showed up at our Feed the 1000 event. We fed almost 900 portions of food to over 600 people – all from food that would otherwise have gone to waste. A massive thanks goes to everyone involved. Keep up the good work. Let's feed bellies not bins!”
Feed the 1000 was funded by Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more campaign and showcased local community food projects happening across Edinburgh. Our generous event partners were: Out of the Blue Café, 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 Scotland, Crops and Pots, Leith Community Croft and Fareshare.