Feeding the 5000

On Saturday 5th November, Lincoln Lions will be hosting a hunger awareness event with the intention of using food that has been gleaned from farms, using the unwanted produce that would be ploughed back into the fields and producing free tasty meals for the people of Lincoln.

At the event, called Feeding the 5000, Lincoln College will be joining the lions to help with the gleaning as well as cooking on the day. Lincoln BIG are also supporting the event by providing The Cornhill free of charge and have pledged to pay for all of the electricity used on the day.

Free food for thousands, made from top quality produce that would have otherwise been wasted, will be available from 11am-4pm at The Cornhill. Enjoy a bite to eat while finding out more about Lions Clubs International and how you can help your local community.

Lions Clubs International serve to improve human flourishing. They are 1.4 million men and women guided by kindness to serve communities and the world in times of need. They see how the global hunger and nutrition crisis currently bears upon local communities and believe true community involvement depends on the wellbeing of its members.

Around the world, more than enough food is produced to feed the global population – yet as many as 829 million people still go hungry.

155 million children under age five are stunted due to chronic malnutrition.

1/3 of annual food production is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain.

33% of women of reproductive age suffer from anemia.

To find out more about Feeding the 5000, find them on Facebook and Twitter via @LionsF5K To discover more about their work in the following areas: childhood cancer – diabetes – sight – hunger – environment, visit www.lionsclubs.org/en