FOOD waste reduction is the aim behind a Lake Macquarie council campaign, which has received a funding boost from the state government.
The council was awardeda$21,593 grant to help run the campaign, which aims to reduce the amount of food wasted in households.
Every year businesses and households in NSW throw away almost a million tonnes of food.
This equates to about $1000 worth of food per household.
To combat this, the council will run a six-week Healthy Lunch Boxes program as part of the campaign, targeting families with young children.
The program aims to teach parents and carers how make healthy, affordable and waste-free lunches for their children.
This, in turn, should help them reduce food waste and theirgrocery bills.
The grant was awarded under round 3 of the Love Food Hate Waste grants, part of the government’s$465.7 millionWaste Less Recycle Moreinitiative.
The initiative includes programs that will help people learn how to avoid food waste by teaching them how to shop, cook and store food in a sustainable way.
For more information visitenvironment.nsw.gov419论坛/grants/foodavoid.htm.
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