If there was ever a modern day bible story then this is it. – talk about turning bread into wine!
Jesus Boris Johnson had teamed up with a group chefs and charities for the “Feeding the 5000” event taking place in Trafalgar Square on Friday 18th November.
The event is set to raise awareness of unnecessary food waste in the UK by cooking up a free hot meal for 5000 people from food that would otherwise have gone to waste. (British households waste £50 billion of food each year with retailers and restaurants wasting tonnes and tonnes more.) Don’t worry – the food isn’t leftovers from the bins behind Pizza Express, the entirely vegetarian menu has been sourced from retailers and restaurants who choose not to sell products which look a little sketchy.
The event takes place between midday – 2pm with the first curry served by
Jesus the Mayor of London himself, ably assisted on the day by top chefs Thomasina Myers, Valentine Warner and Arthur Potts Dawson who will be giving cooking demonstrations on how to reduce waste. Even the waste generated on the day such as peelings is set to be recycled – there will be a pig enclosure set up in the square and the lucky swines will be fed the leftovers.
Make sure you’re there on the 18th for a free meal and a clean conscience!