How it all began – we wanted to encourage people from across Preston to enjoy eating together. We knew there were many pumpkins locally going to waste and so the Pumpkin Fest was born. In November 2015, after being contacted by a local farmer who was left with a field of unwanted pumpkins following Halloween, the Larder held the successful Pumpkin Fest on Preston Market – feeding 400 people and intercepting food that would have otherwise gone to waste.

In 2016 we wanted to do more. So we came up with the idea of Feast For Peace – If we can eat together We Can Live Together

Feast For Peace 2017 people from all nations together in the Flag Market and Harris Museum on Saturday with the slogan: “If we can eat together we can live together.”

Feast for Peace celebrated 100 years since the end of the First World War with music and dance, and the chance to learn the wisdom of the war kitchen.

Volunteer chefs cooked up treats from all around the globe to reflect the city’s diverse communities. Delicious food from India, Eastern Europe, Syria, South America – and Lancashire – to help promote inclusivity.

Feast For Peace 2018 –