FUSIONS Awareness raising events
December 22, 2014
The past two months have seen three Disco Soupes across Europe; Thessaloniki, Warsaw and Barcelona.
On the 9th of November in Thessaloniki, Greece, a delicious free feast for 5000 members of the public was served, sourced entirely from fresh, top quality surplus produce, including misshapen potatoes, wonky carrots and oversized aubergines. This event was organized by FUSIONS Partner FeedBack in partnership with a range of organizations working to tackle food waste in Thessaloniki, Greece and internationally. The partners included Anatoliki AE, WWF Greece, Boroume, Slow Food Youth Network Greece, British Council and EU Fusions, with the support of the Municipality of Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki Youth Capital 2014.
On the 22nd of November, it was Barcelona’s turn for a Feeding of 5000. Once again, a feast made out of surplus food was made available to members of the public. For the event to be successful, organizations such as El PLAT de Gràcia, PAA- Plataforma Aprofitem els Aliments, La Colmena que dice Sí Gràcia, Foodisms by Mayya Papaya, Espigoladors, Feedback and FUSIONS, came together in their support against food waste.
On the 26th of November, Feeding the 5000 went to Warsaw, Poland. Hundreds of kilos of surplus food was used to serve thousands of free meals to show that food is too good to waste. The event consisted of chef demos, cooking workshops for kids, composting workshops and various other food waste fighting actions. Partners included the City of Warsaw, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, “Swiat na Tak” Foundation, Warsaw Food Bank, Feedback and FUSIONS.
The aim of these events was to highlight the global food waste scandal and showcase the delicious solutions to fight food waste available in these countries and beyond.