Ballyvolane House hosting 'Rescue Dinner' serving food destined for the bin 

Ballyvolane House hosting 'Rescue Dinner' serving food destined for the bin 
Ballyvolane House in Castlelyons. Pic: Larry Cummins

THE public will get the chance to enjoy a two-course meal made from food destined for the waste bin at Cork's prestigious Ballyvolane House.

Tickets for the 'Food Rescue Dinner' cost €35 and is taking place to highlight the amount of food we waste each year. 30% of the food we buy ends up in the bin.

Castlelyons & Bridebridge Tidy Towns is teaming up with VOICE (Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment) to host the evening which takes place in Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons on Tuesday, May 23.

The evening will begin with a welcome drink in the gardens followed by a screening of the film 'Just Eat it', about a couple who survived on nothing but discarded food for six months. This will then be followed by a two-course dinner in the dining terrace made prepared by Ballyvolane's chefs from food that was heading for the bin. 

Virginia Cantillon chair of the Tidy Towns Group said: “It’s heartbreaking to know that food is wasted when people are going hungry."

"Our FaceBook online survey found 62% of food is wasted because it is past its sell by date whilst 27% is wasted because people cooked too much."

The event will also provide information and tools the public can use to reduce food waste as well as enjoy a meal composed of ingredients that were destined to be thrown away because they were either too close to their ‘use by’ dates, were bruised or over-ripe, or never made it to the shops because they were ‘ugly’.

Proceeds from the night will go to Castlelyons NS Sensory Garden & Tidy Towns Projects. Tickets can be purchased at

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