The weather was amazing, the wonky vegetable curry left us begging for more, but our souls were soothed by the sweet sounds of some amazing musicians and Bristol – you did us proud. Thank you, thank you 5000 times!
Last Saturday, FareShare South West put Feeding the 5000 squarely on the Bristol map and firmly in the social calendar for the future. The enormously successful event brought wider attention to the issues of food waste and food poverty.
Barbara Janke, Leader of Bristol City Council, officially opened the event followed by Tristram Stuart, founder of the Feeding the 5000 charity and author of ‘Waste’, who delivered a passionate and direct speech regarding the very serious message underlying the event and highlighting how simple it is to reduce the unacceptable levels of food waste in the UK and how government at local and national level, businesses and individuals can help.
When the food arrived hot from the vast cooking pots, College Green quickly became a hive of excitement as actress Bonnie Wright made a guest appearance to dish up up a little magic as she got stuck in with the serving of the first curries.
Later on Bristol’s own Thali Chefs cooked up a storm in the demo kitchen, followed by celebrity guest chefs, Tom Hunt, Barney Haughton and fabulous baker brother Tom Herbert who subsequently arrived to impress and inspire us with their culinary genius.