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It's less than a week until we join our network of young food activists around the world to celebrate the first ever WORLD DISCO SOUP DAY!

On Saturday 29th April, over 83 Disco Soups will take place in 36 countries to highlight the issue of food waste around the globe.

The Scottish events will take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Please join us and invite family and friends to join the global fight against food waste.

World Disco Soup Day: Edinburgh

When: Saturday April 29th, From 2pm-5pm
Where: Leith Community Croft, 4 John's Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EL

Cook, share stories, growing tips, dance and eat with us from 2pm -5pm at Leith Community Croft. If you've never visited the croft before it's a great time to visit - digging is optional! Leith Community Croft aims to support and encourage the people and organisations of Leith to grow food, vegetables, and flowers for bees in urban spaces in order to improve health and wellbeing, community cohesion and the environment.

Bring a bowl, cup, cutlery and waterproofs (in case of April showers!) 

For further details keep up to date via our facebook event page.

Don't forget to bring a bowl, cup, cutlery and suitable clothing for an outdoor event!

Want to donate food waste or volunteer? The more the merrier! Please get in touch with or fill in our volunteer form here:

World Disco Soup Day: Glasgow

When: Saturday April 29th, From 2pm - 11pm
The Place, 257 London Road, Calton, Glasgow, G40 1PE

On April 29th we call for attention and action to stop global food waste with the first ever World Disco Soup Day at the launch festival of The Space!

The Glasgow celebration will take part during The Place's opening weekend celebrations. Expect music, film...and food. The Space is Scotland's first entirely Pay What You Decide Venue for events, workshops, food, drink and laughter.

For further details of our schedule on the day keep up to date via our facebook event page.

Check out the full launch festival programme on The Space event page:




From Uganda to Japan, Brazil to Netherlands, the global Slow Food network will join forces on the 29th April 2017 to the first World Disco Soup Day. The event is an initiative of Slow Food Youth Network that aims to fight food waste. While part of the population suffers from hunger, every year one-third of the food intended for human consumption is thrown away: meaning 1.3 billion of tons of food becomes garbage. At the same time, according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), we only produce enough food to supply the world's growing population until 2050. So, clearly, we have a big contradiction in front of us. 

The Disco Soup is an action to fight against food waste in which volunteers are invited to collect, wash, clean, cut and cook the leftover foods (usually referring to the leftover foods from the farmer’s market) or any food that would go to waste - for example for not conforming to the commercial aesthetic standards. Moreover, it is a gastronomic, artistic and musical event that brings together young people, students, children, elderly, cooks and all the supporters of this battle against food waste. It is also a transformation tool that brings together diverse knowledge for education and awareness. 

After performing many editions, last year the Slow Food Youth Network in Brazil organized a national Disco Soup Day. The initiative mobilized fourteen different Brazilian cities, with over 7,000 participants and intercepted over 500 kg of food which would have otherwise gone to waste. This year we're joining with other community groups locally and going global in order to spread this important message about food waste and show solidarity with our grassroots network throughout the world. your own custom HTML
What is the Slow Food Youth Network?

The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) is an international network of young people who bring about changes in the field of food production and consumption. It was founded by a number of enthusiastic and motivated young people with a passion for good, clean and fair food, and with an interest in sustainability issues.

We are the world's future leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers and consumers. The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) was founded to make youth familiar with Slow Food's philosophy that says that all food should be Good, Clean and Fair. This means that food should be prepared with care and respect, grown as sustainable as possible and that the farmers and producers should get a fair wage.

SFYN raises awareness among young citizens and consumers to encourage and mobilize them in making responsible choices. It wants them to take part in the public debate about current issues, such as how to feed the world, what to do about food waste, and how to produce food as sustainable as possible.

Slow Food Youth Network Scotland's Eat In at the Royal Mile, where we invited passers by to join and discuss what food meant to them.
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