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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2015
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    Saw this article - would you consider this?


    A passionate food waste campaigner treated her wedding guests to a "risky" meal with a difference - whatever the supermarkets threw out.Zoe Chambers, 29, from Cambridgeshire, volunteers for charity F00dCyc13, which collects fresh waste produce from shops for community meals.The charity's volunteers helped prepare her meal of roasted vegetables and salads from food destined for the bin.

    The couple donated money to the charity and put out collection boxes.

    Guests were served roasted vegetables and panzanella salad, with beef provided by the couple.

    Miss Chambers, now Mrs Loughlin, married fiancé Charles on Saturday in Newton, Cambridgeshire."We thought long and hard about the food and looked into different catering options, but just kept coming back to F00dCyc13," she said."We thought it would be wonderful to practise what we preach."The charity collects fresh produce about to be thrown out on a Friday and turns it into a meal on Saturday in a Cambridge church hall for "people at risk of social isolation and food poverty", which went ahead as usual."It's cooked using almost entirely surplus food - so food that's perfectly good to eat but that supermarkets are throwing away," said Mrs Loughlin.

    As meat cannot be donated, the couple, from Haslingfield, supplemented it with cold roast beef for their wedding breakfast. Mrs Loughlin admitted it would be "a risk and not everybody would want to take that gamble", but the couple said they were thrilled with how the meal was received by their 150 guests."I'm so happy with the way it has gone, lots of people were going back for seconds," said Mrs Loughlin. Produce including carrots, peppers, spinach, tomatoes and stale bread was turned into Moroccan roast vegetables and panzanella salads.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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      Posted: Sep 22nd 2015
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2015
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    Lovely idea and fair play to them, but I wouldn't do it.

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2015
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    Good luck to them on it, they have done it and made use of food that would have gone in the bin that was perfectly acceptable to eat and by the looks of it they have made it look fab as well, with the added bonus they donated to the charity. At first reading it I thought hmmmmm, now the charity has gone without to provide for their wedding, but seeing as they donated and had boxes around for donations I think they done a grand job.

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2015
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    I think it's brilliant.

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2015
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    Wow what a fab idea- us Brits waste sooooo much food! Veg unless mouldy keeps for ages so use by dates are pointless!

    I personally wouldn't do it but fair play to them all the same x

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    • CarolH81
      CommentAuthorCarolH81
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2015
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    Lovely idea but personally I wouldn't especially on my wedding day!
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    • RachaelB76
      CommentAuthorRachaelB76
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    lovely idea but i couldnt do it x




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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2015
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    How do you know your venue don't do something similar to cut cost and make more of a profit? A good cook/chef can make cheap food look/taste good.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2015
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    I thought the same GF, about the charity going without so the food could be used to feed the wedding party but then realised they donated. I wonder if the supermarkets provided extra food so that those who actually need the charity still got a meal.

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