FareShare South West at Bristol Food Connections Festival

FareShare South West are gearing up to getting involved for a week of foodie fun at Bristol Food Connections festival.

This city-wide festival is an opportunity for locals to get together around food, and an opportunity to shine a light on the organisations which work with food. After a year off, this fantastic festival is coming back bigger than ever this year, for the week of the 11th-17th June 2018. We can’t wait to get involved, and to find out what other events will be happening across Bristol throughout the week!

We are getting excited to be involved in the week, and will be popping up throughout the programme with foodie activities, celebrations and events!

Our calendar of events:

Open warehouse tours: Come and get a glimpse of what goes on in our warehouse! We’ll be opening our doors to anyone who wants to find out more about what we do on June 12th and June 15th. Free, but booking is necessary.

Our 10th Anniversary Surplus Feast at Easton Community Centre: come one, come all to our community feast on 14th June! The wonderful Cafe Des Amis (one of our brilliant FSSW members) have offered their services to cook up a storm, celebrate what we do and share it with the community. We’ve got live music from country and blues band The Swamp Pigs, and plenty of surplus activities to get everyone thinking!

Cooking demo with Adrian Kirikmaa: On June 15th at 1pm,  Bristol chef and tireless community organiser Adrian Kirikmaa will be proving just how good surplus food can taste by cooking up some delicious dishes from fresh, in date food that would have otherwise gone to waste- all from our warehouse. We’re looking forward to tasting what culinary magic he whips up!

We’ll also be getting involved at the Bristol Energy Festival Hub with lots of other projects and activities- look out for our FSSW volunteers on the week!

To find out more about what’s going on or to see how you could get involved, get in touch with Phoebe at phoebe@faresharesouthwest.org.uk.

 

 

FareShare is the only charity to take food from the wholesale level of the food industry

The vast majority of surplus occurs before food even gets to the supermarket. Each FareShare regional centre takes that food and redistributes to those in need. FareShare Go is our supermarket collection service, which deals with supermarket-level surplus.

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