Two fish to feed 5,000?

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Two fish to feed 5,000?

Even with fish this size feeding 5,000 people would indeed be a miracle. Ever up for a challenge the Cotswold Chef Rob Rees MBE is joining in the 5k Feast which is being organised jointly between two local charities Marah Trust and the Stroud District Foodbank.

“I love food and I love cooking it” says Rob, “but I know there are a lot of people for whom having just a tin a baked beans can be a feast. Food poverty is real problem in our communities and we can all help to overcome it”. “The 5k feast is an opportunity for everyone to play a part in a modern day miracle” says Will Mansell of Stroud District Foodbank, “we aim to get 5,000 people involved in sharing food with friends, neighbours, colleagues and maybe even strangers and by doing so raise sufficient money for us to provide 5,000 quality nutritional meals for some of the most needy in our communities”. “Now that would be a miracle!!”.

With many local restaurants and pubs providing special 5k menus (not just bread and fish) there will be loads of opportunities to join in. There are churches, youth groups, care homes, staff canteens and many more all signed up to organise their 5k feasts, not all fine dining, many of them sharing simple food together as a sign of their solidarity with Marah and Foodbank to overcome food poverty in our community. “It can’t be right in this green and pleasant land that anyone should be going hungry” says David Drew, a trustee of Marah, “but the reality is that they are. Please join with us in being part of the miracle of the 5K feast”.

To join in the 5k Feast go to or call Will on 07725 874231.

Posted : 19/06/2012 15:18:13

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