A taste of less waste
A taste of less waste is a series of dinner events for young adults in the Illawarra region that quite literally bring the issues of food waste to the table. Participants will enjoy meals made from surplus produce as well as learn tips on how they can reduce food waste at home. The project will divert 500 kilograms of food from landfill by what’s put on the table and an additional 1000 kilograms by guests adopting the food waste reduction strategies they learn.
Kariong Eco Garden Incorporated
Making it normal to avoid food waste
Making food waste avoidance normal is all about taking the Love Food Hate Waste message to the community. Kariong Eco Garden will engage its community at supermarkets and shopping centres where participants can taste meals made from surplus. There will also be opportunities to learn how to grow your own food.
Muslim Aid Limited
Strategic interventions on food waste
Muslim Aid’s project will engage the community to reduce food waste at home. The project involves working with young adults, teaching them the skills needed to plan and prepare meals as well as how to store food to maximise its longevity. This holistic project will also encourage members to donate surplus food to other members of their community in need.
Love food hate waste and improve your health
NetWaste is partnering with the Cancer Council NSW to provide interactive Love Food Hate Waste workshops to people in Western NSW. The workshops will discuss food waste avoidance actions such as shopping to a list and meal planning, complemented by the consistent nutritional messaging in the Cancer Council’s Eat It To Beat It program. As an added element participants will also learn how to cook low cost meals.
Riverwood Community Centre
Riverwood foodies project
The Riverwood Healthy Foodies project will target families living on the Riverwood social housing estate, as well as younger residents experiencing adversity. Residents will participate in a series of workshops where they will gain skills to better manage their food such as through enhanced storage. They will also learn about finding the balance in buying nutritional food at affordable costs.
Southern Tablelands Arts Incorporated (STARTS)
Waste free for me
Waste Free for Me is an environmental arts project working with communities across three local government areas. The project will bring together citizen science and creative practice to build knowledge and understanding about the impact of food waste for families and their councils. This project will focus on biodegradable, safe food storage, improving food storage techniques, food waste avoidance, encouraging reuse and recycling and cost savings, particularly for families on low incomes.
SAGE: Cook to grow project
The ‘Cook to Grow’ project will provide workshops for young consumers aged between 18 and 24 years. The interactive workshops will teach participants all aspects of the food cycle from planning meals, to food purchasing and preparation. The workshops will also encompass growing your own food, so young people are skilled in all dimensions of food planning, purchase, growing and eating their own produce.