Market traders are taking part in Blackburn’s Big Lunch on Sunday, June 7, by donating ‘end of life’ produce to social enterprise, Chutney For Change.
The Big Lunch is a national annual event which takes place every year across the UK and encourages people to take time out to meet friends and neighbours.
Rachel Gilkes from Chutney For Change, said: “I will be using the donated produce on the day to prepare a meal, which will later be given away.
“If there are any traders who are keen to be involved and host a stall at the event, we are keen to hear from you especially traders serving halal food.”
Blackburn’s Big Lunch will be held on King William Street in front of Blackburn Town Hall and will see a variety of community groups join together.
There will be children’s entertainment and music, circus skills workshops and face painting as well as recycling workshops in keeping with the theme of the day which is sustainability.
The workshops will create an ‘everlasting garden’ of flowers and plants made of recycled materials.
It will be supported by volunteers from Asda and the Police cadets, representatives from the Halifax who will run a cake stall, games and workshops while BB1 for life café and Danny Colleta of Chocolat will both have stalls.
People are invited to bring a picnic or to try some of the tasty lunches cooked up by social enterprise Chutney for Change, which is organising the event backed by Blackburn is Open.
Chutney for Change will be preparing food from fruit and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste and there will be a vegan cookery demonstration.
This is the seventh national Big Lunch, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the Eden Project.
Blackburn’s Big Lunch will run from 11am until 3pm. For more information visit www.blackburnisopen.co.uk