Four communities across New South Wales will take part in a two-year program to reduce food waste in their area. This is a huge undertaking, and it will be the first time that we will see a whole-of-community approach taken to prevent food waste not just in NSW, but in Australia.
Love Food Community projects will be happening in the following areas:
• Sydney – delivered by City of Sydney Council
• Central coast - delivered by Central Coast Council
• Mid north coast – delivered by Midwaste
• North coast – delivered by North East Waste
How can I get involved?
To get involved contact the grantee in your area.
No project near you? You can learn how to reduce through our website or liking our Facebook page.
What will the communities do?
Each community will run a variety of activities to empower everyone to reduce food waste – helping to save money, time and the environment.
Together the projects will reach 17,000 households and nearly 500 businesses. Households will learn skills via the Food Smart program and businesses will be supported via the Your Business is Food program.
As well as households and business, projects will work with other sectors, such as aged care, schools, pubs and clubs, or food manufacturers where there is scope to have a huge impact in food waste reduction.
Find out more about the Love Food Community grants on the EPA website.
The bigger picture
These projects have been made possible via nearly $1 million dollars’ worth of funding provided under the NSW Government’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative.
The projects are an important part of the NSW Government’s commitment to halve food waste by 2030.