Feeding the 1,000 at Bestwood Country Park

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The return of the Feed 1,000 Challenge at Bestwood Country Park has proved to be a success.

More than 1,100 Nottinghamshire residents enjoyed a free lunch at the park as well as an enjoyable afternoon of entertainment.

Nottinghamshire County Council and Veolia (Nottinghamshire’s waste contractors) invited residents to join together for a community lunch to show how 1,000 people could be fed on the average amount of food a family wastes in a year.

Kevin Parker, Regional Communications Manager for Veolia Environmental Services said: “We achieved exactly what we set out to do.

“We provided over 1,000 lunches using the amount of food a typical family throws away in a year and made sure that the community enjoyed a fun day on what was one of the hottest days of the year so far.”

Nottinghamshire residents who are looking for more summer inspiration for food waste reduction can follow waste-saving advice issued by the Love Food Hate Waste campaign by visiting www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.