Scotland’s most popular indoor street food market is back on the menu in Glasgow on 26 and 27 August 2017 and is bringing with it an extra charitable twist.
With 10 events in the bag since it first popped up in March this year, award-winning Big Feed has firmly established itself as a favourite fixture on Glasgow’s culinary calendar.
The unique experience offers the chance to sample delicious cuisine from some of the finest traders and food trucks Scotland has to offer, while having a positive social impact at the same time.
Based in the south side of Glasgow, Big Feed’s warehouse location at 249 Govan Road is run by Glasgow the Caring City – a charity which supports children and young people in crisis at home and overseas in a number of ways, including providing skills to help them gain employment.
Big Feed has supported the cause through making use of the venue and donating a share of the proceeds, as well as by commissioning some of the young apprentices in the programme to prepare for the events.
Through the partnership with Big Feed, the charity has provided over 3,000 hours of community volunteering, 200,000 hygiene kits and 7,000 clothing packs for those in need.
From this weekend, Big Feed is encouraging visitors to bring a bag of food or clothing with them, such as tinned foods, clothes, shoes or sleeping bags which Glasgow the Caring City will use to directly support people in need through its dedicated network of projects.
Ben Dantzic from Street Food Putter Club, one of the organisers behind Big Feed, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the amazing response to Big Feed. Glasgow foodies have shown a real appetite for the events and we’re proud to be changing the landscape of the city’s street food culture, while supporting an extremely worthwhile charity at the same time.”
Ross Galbraith, Project Director at Glasgow the Caring City, said: “By partnering with Big Feed, Glasgow the Caring City charity aims to provide lasting change to the way people engage with social causes which affect many families across our city.
“The street food social is one of Glasgow’s most vibrant cultural culinary experiences and together with the charity, it will create a lasting legacy of social benefit which aids people in crisis throughout our city. It’s hard to believe that in 2017 families are dependent on charitable donations for food and clothing and we can do something about that.”
The industrial indoor venue will once again play host to some of the best street food concepts and local brewers, set against a backdrop of live music. Big Feed veterans Fire Dog, Street Food Putter Club, Charlie Mills Coffee, Lutis Pizza, Freddy and Hicks, Burrito and The Travelling Tea Room will all be back by popular demand, while newcomers Babu Bombay Street Kitchen and Sunshine Tea Lounge will make their debut appearances.
The event will run from 12noon until 10pm on Saturday 26 August and from 12noon until 7pm on Sunday 27 August 2017. There is a £2 entry fee on the door and free entry for kids under 10 years old. Free parking is also available.
Saturday 26 August 2017 – 12noon to 10pm
Sunday 27 August 2017 – 12noon to 7pm
Location: 249 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 5HJ