Whether you are passionate about food or simply want to make the most of the food that you have bought, you might be interested in getting involved in an exciting new project. Norfolk County Council are looking for people who would like to become Love Food Hate Waste volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with others to help to reduce the amount of food we waste.
In the UK each year households throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink. This costs the average family with children about £700 or the equivalent of £60 per month. Waste that is not recycled or composted is currently disposed of in landfill sites. This is a costly method of waste disposal and is damaging to the environment.
As a Love Food Hate Waste volunteer you will be trained in issues regarding food waste and equipped with tools and ongoing support to help others in your local community to make the most of their food, reduce food waste and save money.
Anyone over the age 18 can join the scheme; you will receive free training and resource pack and ongoing support from your programme co-ordinator and Waste Reduction Officers.