Feast of ideas to help families cut food waste
By Somerset Standard | Posted: November 06, 2015
Frome Town Council is leading a bid to Sainsbury’s Waste Less Save More fund to become the UK’s first town to slash food waste.
With households throwing away about a third of the food they buy, more than seven million tons of usable food is disposed of each year.
Anna Francis, the town council’s resilience officer, said: “Reducing the amount of good food that is thrown away isn’t only better for the environment – saving carbon and landfill space, but can also save the average household £470 a year, rising to £700 for a family with children.” The application ties in with Edventure’s new community enterprise programme which is also tackling food waste.
Coordinator Biz Bliss said: “We have a brilliant team of nine young people who are setting up an initiative called Feast On This. This includes setting up a community fridge where residents and businesses can put leftover food to share with others and a catering company turning wasted food into feasts and bringing the community together.”
The first pop-up feast takes place at the Frome Christmas Extravaganza on November 27, where they will be sharing recipes and ideas as part of the Sharing Festival hosted by Share on the Bridge.