FoodCycle now have a confirmed kitchen space at Julian House homeless refuge. We will be cooking a three course, nutritious meal there every Saturday – this will be an open regular session and anyone living on the streets is welcome to eat and volunteer! (Training provided). Bath FoodCycle are still confirming key supply sources for edible food waste but hope to be up and running a.s.a.p. Remember, if you’d like to volunteer just email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arthur-Potts Dawson talks Zero-Carbon catering
Tomorrow top chef Arthur-Potts Dawson will cook up a three course meal for students at Bristol University – entirely from edible food surplus of course! Other restaurants taking part at previous events include Zazu’s and Jamie’s Italian. All part of the FoodCycle run ‘Chefs Against Food Waste Campaign’.
Way to go FoodCycle Bristol! Can anyone feel some inspiration coming on?
We are beginning to address the senseless amounts of food waste human’s produce. Here experts and entrepreneurs explain options to turn food waste into bio-fuels. Remarkable and excellent work! But what about edible food waste?
For various reasons, wholesalers and retailers earmark food as ‘waste’ while it is still perfectly edible. Perhaps the branding has changed, the recipe is incorrect, the packaging is damaged or the use by date is too short. In this case FoodCycle believe that all the energy that has gone into that product – labour, agricultural space, fertilisers, transportation, packaging, etc. – should end up in the bodies of those who need it.
It is far more efficient to put food to the use it was intended for and stave off malnutrition in the community than to turn edible food waste into mulch for bio-fuel. Lets have a two step process that provides a full solution to the problems of food waste and food poverty. Let us know what you think!
We hit up the Love Food Festival in Green Park Station to promote the cause, highlight food waste and recruit volunteers. Not to mention to seek entries for our FoodCycle colouring competition! All in all, a great day. And a huge, huge…
…THANK YOU to Green Park Station and the Love Food organisers for giving us the stall for free.
Thanks to all who helped out at the fundraiser and also those who BOUGHT DELICIOUS CAKE!
In the spirit of FoodCycle we used as many donated ingredients as possible and ended up with some exciting flavours. In total we raised £70 – not bad for our first fundraiser! If you’d like to help out at future events or donate to the cause please email us at email@example.com
BIG LOVE xxx
We visited FareShare Bristol to see how they address food waste on a large scale by collecting, storing and delivering surplus. FoodCycle are now working with FareShare in Bath to set up similar systems and re-direct the collected food toward volunteer-led community meals.