18 Nov '11, 6am

Feeding the 5000 lunch in London's Trafalgar Square today from 12 to 2pm

Feeding the 5000 lunch in London's Trafalgar Square today from 12 to 2pm

The miracle of the five loaves and two fish is one of the most well known stories in the Bible. Acts of humanity and selfishness evoke emotions in all of us, often spurring us on to make positive changes. Yet acts of kindness today often go unnoticed in favour of the next shocking headline. Well here’s a shocker for you: There are an estimated 4m people living in food poverty in the UK. Many have had to cut back on their weekly shop and tighten our purse strings. One of life’s necessities, we should not be deprived of our basic right to food. Yet, in the UK: Household food waste is worth £12bn a year (WRAP). It is estimated that 20% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions are associated with food production, distribution and storage. If we stopped wasting food that could have been eaten it would be the same as taking 1/4 cars off UK roads. On Friday 18th November ‘Feeding the...

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