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Reading Town Meal 2021

Saturday 25th September 2021

Reading Town Meal is a truly community-powered event. First held in 2011, so far there have been eight fantastic 'picnics in the park' celebrating the delicious fruit and veg that is grown in Reading. All the food is donated by the wonderful growers and allotment holders around Reading, cooked by Reading College students, and served free in Forbury Gardens. The meal is accompanied by music from local bands, family fun activities, plus the chance to learn more about growing your own food, shop with local producers and find out what local community and sustainability groups are doing in Reading.

View the 2021 programme (PDF format).

This year Reading Town Meal was part of the Great Big Green Week along with Reading Climate Festival.

A very big thank you to everyone who made Reading Town Meal 2021 such a great afternoon of fun and feasting in Reading's Forbury Gardens.

Reading Mayor opens Reading Town MealReading Town Meal in Forbury GardensReading College students preparing the food

Reading Town Meal is a community-run event which could not happen without the wonderful support of our volunteers, chefs, growers, sponsors, entertainers, stallholders and organisers.

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See you next time!

Volunteer CoordinatorReading College ChefReading Town Meal steering group chairReading Town Meal workshop presenter
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