Not surprisingly, Ireland — like many of its European neighbors — is dead-on serious about fighting global hunger.
On November 25, 2012, in Dublin’s Wolfe Tone Park, thousands of meals were served and thousands of portions of apple juice were pressed and enjoyed — all made entirely from food that otherwise would have been wasted.
Similar gatherings took place at Bristol and in London, where, a year earlier, more than 5000 hungry bellies were filled in less than two hours under a beautiful autumn sun.
People feasted on a delicious hot curry made entirely out of fresh misshapen vegetables that would have otherwise gone to waste. Mayor of London Boris Johnson served up the first portions to Londoners who discovered that wonky vegetables are still delicious! Why should they ever be thrown away?
All part of Feeding the 5000, an organization that launched in Europe and has spread to the U.K.
Believers take this pledge:
I pledge to reduce my food waste and want businesses to do the same.