“Excellent, excellent, I’m surprised.”
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Vancouver Art Gallery during the lunch hour for the Feeding the 5000 event can’t believe it.
Lunch, not landfill
The free lunch they’re getting is all made from food that would otherwise be thrown out.
It’s called rescued food.
Volunteer Beatrice Oliva says the free meals are all made from ingredients that typically would end up in the garbage.
“We’re trying to bring awareness to the amount of food thrown away in the city, especially coming from grocery stores and restaurants.”
Meals handed out include burgers made with over-ripe tomatoes, blemished cucumbers, and discarded beef skewers.
Tasty, not trash
The reviews are good.
“This is great, it’s fresh, nothing wrong with this. It’s a good lunch.”
“You know,there is no reason for us to waste any kind of food at all. It’s an eye opener for people.”
Along with a free lunch, attendees from today’s event were allowed to take home produce that was deemed not good enough for grocery stores.
Organizers say more than a third of household food that could be eaten is thrown away.
About 40-percent of food produced in Canada is never eaten.