Project summaries: 2014 Love Food Hate Waste Education Program

2014 Food Waste Avoidance Education
OrganisationProject titleAmount $

Canada Bay Council

Eat, taste, create - A $ave more waste less initiative

26,810

Cessnock Council

Food business waste minimisation - SME education project

35,042

Illawarra Area Child Care

Growing young food lovers

30,184

Inverell Shire Council

Creating a community of food waste warriors at Inverell

31,317

NetWaste

Healthy meals that do not cost the earth

17,401

Pittwater Council

Leftovers to lunchbox

8,050

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)

Food2Take

18,920

Youth Food Movement

#FIRL: Food in real life workshops - by the Youth Food Movement

69,960

8 Projects

TOTAL

$237,684

Canada Bay Council
Eat, taste, create - A $ave more waste less initiative
$26,810

This project will work with food related businesses from different cultural backgrounds across the Canada Bay local government area to help them reduce food waste. Activities will highlight what local businesses are doing in their own kitchens and link to cultural events such as the Chinese Moon Festival and Good Food and Wine month. Local chefs will also share their tips and success stories to help other businesses reduce their food waste. Recipes from the events will be accessible and promoted on City of Canada Bay’s website with tips, local growers markets, and waste-focused workshops.

Cessnock City Council 
Food business waste minimisation - SME education project
$35,042

Council will work with 30 small to medium food related businesses to help them cut their food waste in half. The resources will be made available to Environmental Health Officers across the region to help other businesses do the same.

Illawarra Area Child Care
Growing young food lovers
$30,184

Illawarra Area Childcare will work with families with young children to provide tailored, personalised learning opportunities to avoid food waste. The project will be delivered in three parts: (a) a Toolkit available to 720 families; (b) a workshop series; and (c) personalised mentoring for 150 families.  Each stage will provide families with a more in-depth knowledge of food waste avoidance principles and behaviours around shopping, preparing and storing food.

Inverell Shire Council
Creating a community of food waste warriors at Inverell
$31,317

Council will inspire the community to reduce food waste and increase skills in food waste avoidance by leading a multifaceted project based on comprehensive community engagement. This includes a fortnightly radio show, monthly column in Inverell's newspaper and a flagship event with a 'pop-up kitchen' featuring celebrity chef Mark Olive during the annual Sapphire City Festival. Each of these activities will teach residents about food waste and the simple actions they can take to avoid it.

NetWaste
Healthy meals that do not cost the earth
$17,401

NetWaste will work with residents in the Bathurst Regional and Dubbo City council areas to help them avoid food waste. Residents will be able to take part in interactive cooking workshops where they will learn about shopping to a list, using leftovers and how best to store food to make it last longer.

Pittwater Council
Leftovers to lunch box
$8,050

Leftovers to lunch box is a fun and inspiring education project engaging council employees and their families. Central to the project is the 10-week Leftovers to lunch box challenge which includes four interactive pop-up cooking demonstrations, a recipe competition and the production of a handy cook book. Weekly hints and motivational emails will be used to encourage participants to adopt new actions to reduce food waste at home and at work. The end of challenge will be celebrated at council’s annual Wellbeing Expo where participants will be rewarded with their ‘golden’ lunch box prize and opportunities to share their new skills with others.

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)
Food2Take
$18,920

The Food2Take project will develop a food donation initiative in the area which will connect businesses that have surplus edible food with not-for-profit organisations that distribute the food to those in need. This project will also include the development of an automatised alerts system which will notify recipients that donated food is available for collection. Both donors and recipients will receive one-on-one training to help them with reducing food waste.

Youth Food Movement
#FIRL: Food in real life workshops - by the Youth Food Movement
$69,960

Youth Food Movement (YFM) will educate young consumers via day-long workshops where participants will be given the skills to educate others about food waste avoidance. This train-the-trainer style initiative will see YFM support workshop attendees to rollout approximately 60 satellite events around Sydney, create a package of online resources (e-handbook, food skills videos and show-reels) which empower young people to make a difference in their community and share positive stories online through an active and colourful social media presence.

 

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