Feeding the 5000

4,324 people fed and over 4 tones of food saved from waste…

And what? It’s all in a days work!

Feeding the 5,000 Bristol 2013 was a HUGE success!

It just goes to show how many people are passionate about the issue of food waste and we’re immensely proud to have been able to celebrate this with everyone who came.

This event was part of our plan to make Bristol the first city where all surplus food gets used for it’s rightful purpose; filling bellies, not bins.

Supported by local government and the Mayor, George Ferguson, our petition calls for food businesses in the South West to take “urgent action” and to do the “moral and ethical thing” with their surplus food.

Within 3 years, we want to have turned the tide on food waste and noticeably reduced food poverty in Bristol. If you think that sounds like a good idea, then sign the petition. We’ll do the rest.

We’re currently working on getting the petition online. In the mean time, please ‘like’ our Facebook page and sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with the campaign


A massive thank you to all our supporters. Without you, Feeding the 5000 would not have happened.


Thali Café


The Vegetarian Cookery School


Abel and Cole


Sweet Mart

Sunseed Organics

Total Produce

Bart Spices



Yeo Valley

Kambe Events


Burges Salmon

Bray Leino

Don’t Panic

5K Partnership



Soil Association

Big Green Week


Essential Trading

All our fantastic Volunteers


Pete Horsham

Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate

Guy Calhoun band

Batch Gueye Band


Richard Bertinet

Emma Grazette

Sam Moody

Phil Haughton

Barny Haughton

Tom Hunt


Tristram Stuart

Jack Monroe

Kerry McCarthy

An amazing team of skilled people who gave up hours of their own time to make this work:

Anna Johnson, Clare Winterbottom, Aisling Mustang, Sid Sharma, Danny Hill, Jo Ingleby, Louise Lynas, Sam Kier, Aidge Spragg, Mark Webster, Ali Woozley, Jane Stacy, Michelle May, Eve Morton and the FareShare Team: Pete, Matt, Rebecca and Mo.

Film makers and photographers:

Ned Espeut-Nickless

Dan Bristow

Jackson Drowley | Tumblr

Adam Gasson

Rosie Tomlinson

And others:

Team love

Good for Nothing

Trinity Centre

Bristol City Council

Bristol Cathedral

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