Recycle food festival is Pie in Sky for East End café

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 July 2012 | UPDATED: 08:34 12 July 2012

A community café in London’s East End which recycles food surpluses that the catering industry would normally throw out is holding a festival on Friday to mark its first anniversary.

The FoodCycle charity’s Pie in the Sky café at the Bromley-by-Bow centre is holding an afternoon of food events with music, stalls and games from 2pm to 6pm.

Food treats will be on offer, made from surplus ingredients including a vegetarian barbeque.

The charity tackles food surplus and spare kitchen space to create meals for those at risk from food poverty or social isolation.

Most ingredients used at the café are surplus that would otherwise be wasted which the charity reclaims from local retailers and uses them for healthy meals at low prices, serving up to 50 meals a day. The café also runs healthy cooking classes.

Friday’s festivities include apple-bobbing, coconut shies, cake decorating, food challenges and a scavenger hunt.

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