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There is such a thing as a free lunch
You are all invited to a free hot lunch on Monday, 21 July 2014, between 11.30am and 2.30pm.
The meal is brought to you by OzHarvest. This is an amazing organization that takes still good food that would have ended up as landfill (because we are such a wasteful society), and transforms it into a delectable meal.
Lunch is on them but they hope you will also get the message of "Waste not. Want not." Or in other words the importance of reducing food waste in our society.
It's estimated that Australians throw away about 20% of the food they buy. That's the equivalent of buying five bags of groceries and then throwing one out of every five away and that's close to three million tonnes of food waste per year. And think about what the supermarkets, bakeries, factories, restaurants and farms throw out as well.
Source OzHarvest: I love this image because this is a fabulous apple. One of the thousands that get thrown out because supermarkets believe people won't buy less than perfect looking food. I think it looks delicious.
OzHarvest, in partnership with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), will feed thousands. It has been done before and not just in the Bible when Jesus somehow managed to feed 5000 with five loaves and two fish.
OzHarvest has been running the event for a couple of years now when they treat city crowds to a free lunch. Feeding the 5000.
Menu may include soup, tagine and pilaf along with homemade lemonade, all made from produce that would have ended up as landfill.There will also be a pop up Garden of Goodness and a Harvest Hub fruit and veg stall. See Martin Place transformed into a bustling city kitchen and market space.
Event held at the University of Adelaide.
Event includes a pop up garden and a panel discussion with experts on food sustainablity and food security.