Waste Not Want Not – June 9th, 2013

I recently designed my first event. Called Waste Not Want Not it explored the topical issue of surplus food and food poverty. Held in the temporary exhibition space at the William Morris Gallery, attendees were treated to a 3 course meal made of food that would have otherwise been set to a landfill. Let me make clear: THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS FOOD. About 1/3 of our food is thrown away because it’s ugly or overstocked – meanwhile record numbers of people are going hungry – right here in the UK. It’s crazy. FareShare, a food redistribution charity that collects this food and gets it to people in need throughout the country, presented on the important work they do.

On the menu:

Check out the pics below. I made the tables out of pallets and revisited my plastic bag vases. I hadn’t gotten out the tools in a while and I have to say it was pretty fun.

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