Bristol’s Restaurants and Cafes Turn the Colour Green to Prevent Holiday Hunger this Summer

A host of some of Bristol’s favourite restaurants and cafes will serve up green colour inspired dishes during the summer holidays in support of FareShare South West’s #ActiveAteBristol campaign.

Reflective of the charity’s branding, whether its a smoothie, a salad, cake or dessert, a percentage of the money made from selling these green colour inspired dishes will be donated directly to the #ActiveAteBristol campaign, which this year aims to provide over 40,000 meals to children at holiday clubs and projects across the city.

FareShare South West is the regions biggest food redistribution charity, saving over 400 tonnes of good surplus food each year from right across the food supply chain and redistributing it to over 260 schools, charities and community groups across the South West.

CEO, Julian Mines of FareShare South West: “When school stops, so does school food support. For some Bristol families, the six-week break can be a challenging time. Increased food, childcare and activity costs can be an additional strain to a family already struggling to make ends meet. With over 7,300 Primary School pupils in Bristol receiving free school meals during term time, a vacuum is left when the holidays begin. We know that 1 in 4 children in Bristol is at risk of experiencing hunger and this will become a reality for many in these summer months. Food insecurity is sadly a growing issue in our region but we hope to support as many children as possible with this summer.

We have been overwhelmed by the support of the food industry here in Bristol to be involved in #ActiveAteBristol, which will this year double its impact in the city. However, our work doesn’t stop here and to allow us to continue to supply the most vulnerable in our region with the vast amounts of in-date, high quality surplus food that would otherwise be wasted, fundraising campaigns like this one are essential. We hope the people of Bristol will get involved by popping to one of the cafes and restaurants and enjoying a dish inspired by the green in our logo: resulting in a donation being made to us!”

See below for the full list of locations where you can enjoy a ‘green’ inspired treat from July 19th – 1st September 2019:

  • Hobbs House Café, North Street – (Daily Salad Bowls)
  • BOX-E Bristol, Wapping Wharf (A green element to all desserts, plus a one-off sold-out event on Mon 22nd July)
  • Mud Dock, Bristol Harbourside (Halloumi and Asparagus salad)
  • TinCan Coffee, North Street and Gloucester Road (Green Power Bowl and Green Machine Smoothie)
  • Coffee Number 12, Easton (Green element to special of the day)
  • Yurt Lush, Temple Meads (Buddha Bowl)
  • Cafe Des Amis, Easton (Cakes and all main dishes)
  • Pearly King Cakes, Redland (Cupcakes)
  • B-Block Pizza (smoothies and all pizzas)

Other supporters:

  • Hart’s Bakery (pop-up Green lunch event on Mon 29th July – tickets still available)
  • Wriggle are
  • BOSH Catering surplus supper on August 23rd

270,000 tonnes of perfectly edible food gets wasted by the food industry each year.

That’s enough for nearly 650,000,000 meals

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