Restaurants and cafes go green for #ActiveAteBristol

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FareShare South West’s #ActiveAteBristol campaign

 

During the school summer holidays, a number of Bristol’s favourite restaurants and cafes will serve up green colour-inspired dishes in support of FareShare South West’s #ActiveAteBristol campaign.

The colour reflects charity FareShare’s branding – and whether it’s a smoothie, a salad, a cake or a dessert, a percentage of the money made from selling these green dishes will be donated directly to the campaign, which aims to provide over 40,000 meals to children at holiday clubs and other projects across the city.

FareShare South West is the biggest food redistribution charity in our region, saving around 400 tons of good quality surplus food each year. This is collected from right across the supply chain, and redistributed to over 190 charities, schools and community groups throughout the South West.

CEO, Julian Mines of FareShare South West: “When school stops, so does school food support. For some Bristol families, the six-week break can be a challenging time. Increased food, childcare and activity costs can be an additional strain to a family already struggling to make ends meet. With over 7,300 Primary School pupils in Bristol receiving free school meals during term time, a vacuum is left when the holidays begin. We know that 1 in 4 children in Bristol is at risk of experiencing hunger and this will become a reality for many in these summer months. Food insecurity is sadly a growing issue in our region but we hope to support as many children as possible with this summer.

We have been overwhelmed by the support of the food industry here in Bristol to be involved in #ActiveAteBristol, which will this year double its impact in the city. However, our work doesn’t stop here and to allow us to continue to supply the most vulnerable in our region with the vast amounts of in-date, high quality surplus food that would otherwise be wasted, fundraising campaigns like this one are essential. We hope the people of Bristol will get involved by popping to one of the cafes or restaurants and enjoy a dish inspired by the green in our logo: resulting in a donation being made to us!”

Here is a list of locations where you can enjoy a ‘green’ inspired treat from July 19th – 1st September 2019:

  • Hobbs House Bakery, North Street & Gloucester Road – (Tuscan Bread Salad: Tuscan chopped salad of soaked organic turmeric and chilli sourdough, sweet red tomatoes, avocado and fresh herbs)
  • Mud Dock, Bristol Harbourside (Halloumi, new potato & asparagus with harissa tahini.)
  • TinCan Coffee, North Street and Gloucester Road (Green Power Bowl and Green Machine smoothie)
  • No. 12, Easton (Green element to the special of the day)
  • Yurt Lush, Temple Meads (Buddha Bowl)
  • Cafe Des Amis, Easton (Cakes and all main dishes)
  • Pearly King Cakes, Redland (Cupcakes)
  • B-Block Pizza, Keynsham (A green smoothie plus £1 added to all bills)
  • BOX-E Bristol, Wapping Wharf (A green element to all desserts, plus a one-off sold-out event on Mon 22nd July)

Other supporters:

  • Hart’s Bakery (pop-up green lunch event on Mon 29th July – a special opening so come along for lunch!)
  • Wriggle (fundraising through their app and website)

 

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