Project summaries: 2015 Love food hate waste grants program

OrganisationProject titleAmount $   

Cowra Information & Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Cook smart, waste less, save more

5,000

Hunter Councils Inc.

Love food on campus

60,516

Lake Macquarie City Council

Healthy lunch boxes program

21,953

Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC)

Macarthur food project

27,400

North East Waste

Love food hate waste challenge - phase 2

34,110

Sustainable North West

Sustainable North West 2016 series of events

19,500

Total Environment Centre Inc.

Tackling food waste at farmers markets and festivals

69,794

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre

Nutritious oddities and other food facts

23,287
Wollondilly Shire Council

Food wise in Wollondilly and Wingecarribee

24,330

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)

Shop. Cook. Save

38,420

10 projects totalling

$324,310

Cowra Information & Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
Cook smart, waste less, save more
$5,000

Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre is running a six-week education program for families with children under 16. The program will teach parents about meal planning, writing and shopping to a list, using leftovers and safe food storage. At the end of the program parents will be equipped with skills to reduce food waste in the home.

Hunter Councils Inc.
Love food on campus
$60,516

This project will work with students who are living on campus at the University of Newcastle to better understand the barriers and benefits of food waste avoidance among young consumers. A series of focus groups are being held to find out what students are buying, eating, cooking and wasting and what motivates them to change their practices. This research will be used to inform the development of three cooking demonstrations on campus at the student accommodation. The project also includes waste audits, development of tools and resources, behavioural surveys, the production of videos and awareness raising events within the student community.

Lake Macquarie City Council
Healthy lunch boxes program
$21,953

Lake Macquarie Council's Healthy Lunch Boxes program is an engaging six-week program targeted at families with young children. The program, which is based on the 'You're Kidding Me' platform, will teach parents/carers how to make healthy, affordable and waste free lunches for their children. Parents will not only see a reduction in the amount of food waste they generate, but also in their grocery bills.

Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC)
Macarthur food project
$27,400

The Macarthur Food Project teaches residents food waste avoidance skills through a series of cooking clinics. The clinics will provide attendees with hands-on experience on avoiding food waste through the full life cycle of a meal, including thoughtful purchasing, storage, portion size and using up leftovers. Participants will also learn how to cook a simple nutritional meal and then be asked to 'teach a friend'.

North East Waste
Love Food Hate Waste Challenge Phase 2
$34,110

North East Waste is expanding its highly successful Love Food Hate Waste challenge to include 14 cooking workshops across its seven Local Government Areas. Six cooking demonstrations are being held at three of the region's food/sustainability events where householders will learn food waste avoidance techniques, such as proper food storage, using leftovers and menu planning.

Sustainable North West
Sustainable North West 2016 Series of Events
$19,500

Sustainable North West will be using Love Food Hate Waste as its theme for 2016. The organisation will encourage North West NSW communities to gain an understanding of local produce and its production to increase the efficient and healthy use of the entire product, reducing waste at all stages of the food's purchase and use. Love Food Hate Waste will be integrated into a series of events and workshops for different target audiences in partnership with North West Local Land Services and Northern Inland Regional Waste.

Total Environment Centre Inc.
Tackling Food Waste at Farmers Markets and Festivals
$69,794

The Total Environment Centre is working with the Institute of Sustainable Futures, University of Technology to develop a toolkit for festival and farmers market stall holders. The toolkit will contain information that will help stall holders reduce food waste at events. The tool kit will be piloted at the Pyrmont Festival in May 2016 before being made available for use at all festivals and farmers markets.

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre
Nutritious Oddities and other Food Facts
$23,287

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre will take householders on a journey into food facts that will increase knowledge and skills while raising the awareness in communities of food waste. The education and hands on workshops will provide real strategies to address not only minimising food waste but enhancing physical and financial wellbeing.

Wollondilly Shire Council
Food Wise in Wollondilly and Wingecarribee
$24,330

Food Wise in Wollondilly and Wingecarribee is a series of educational workshops to raise awareness about food waste. Participants will learn about the food waste issue and tools for reducing food waste at home. Participants will be encouraged to inspire each other by teaching family and friends what they have learnt at the workshops. This project links with other environmental programs run by Wollondilly and Wingecarribee Councils as to provide residents with a holistic approach to waste management.

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)
Shop. Cook. Save.
$38,420

Shop.Cook.Save involves engaging pop-up stalls being run at seven major council events across Western Sydney to attract young families and encourage them to take part in a 'selfie pledge' to shop to a list.  Social media competitions will increase the reach of the project to promote positive messages around the health, financial and environmental benefits of reducing food waste.

 

Page last updated: 27 January 2016