Eating Better

Secret Soup Society update

By Siân Kidd

Siân Kidd from Secret Soup Society shares some news about what the voluntary organisation is up to.

I have written before for this blog about the work Secret Soup Society does to fight food waste and feed families – please read more about the origin of the project and what motivated us to start it, plus try the recipe for ‘Full of Beans’ soup by our volunteer Delfina.

We are excited to share data about what we’ve achieved over the last eight months. Some highlights are that we have served 1700 portions of food, we saved over one ton of food from landfill, and all that amounts to saving roughly 26,500kg of carbon dioxide. As you can see we have really stepped up our activity.

We are in the process of partnering with The Vassal Centre in Fishponds to deliver meal kits and cooking activities throughout the year, as well as continuing our other regular activities. We are as ever cooking with any ‘veg on the edge’, ‘ugly veg’ and ‘fiddly veg’ we can get our hands on, and have recently enjoyed making a Spring Green Soup using foraged nettle and wild garlic from Stoke Park!

Come and try our soup, which is going to be for sale at the Grow Wilder Craft Market on Sunday 6 May 10am-4pm. This might be a nice alternative event for those of us who prefer less ‘royal’ activities! Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates about what we are up to and how to get involved.

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