Reducing food waste in Birmingham: an update

The Love Food Hate Waste project in Birmingham is going from strength to strength.  Here is an update from project co-ordinator Emma Barnett:

“Our project to reduce food waste across Birmingham is going from strength to strength with lots of organisations signing up for training to help spread the word.  So far over 200 people have been through the Love Food Hate Waste training in Birmingham and based on the “cascade effect” our tips could have been shared with over 7000 people already!

Picture of piece of toast with a pound sign onWe had a great turnout to our sessions at Victoria Square and for staff at Birmingham City Council. Aston University have also asked us to return and run another session in June.  WM Housing,  Community Foundation, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council, Birmingham Crisis Centre are just some of the organisations/groups who have signed up to hold sessions plus Birmingham Foster Care Association are looking to get training for Foster Carers across the city.  We have 14 more sessions planned between now and June, with the next one being a Parent Workshop at Perry Beeches School on Friday 27th February.

We are also running a number of LFHW Cookery Training Demos across the city over the next 6 weeks, here are some to look out for:

Sat 20 Feb           Birmingham High Street

Wed 4 March     Farmers Market Victoria Square

Sat 7 March        Sustainability Fair

Tues 10 March   Victoria Street

For anyone interested in attending a session please take a look atwaste less tips our Events page (search for Birmingham and select Events from the right hand side), or get in touch to organise your own session.

Please continue to spread the word as it’s really starting to work and if you know of a business, community group, children’s centre, Housing Association or similar please encourage them to take advantage of this free training

As for the cooking classes, The Children’s Trust have recruited their volunteers, trained them and are pulling together a programme of classes for later in  year. If you know someone who may be interested in attending these free classes then you can find out more here.

And don’t forget we also have our Save More pack to run LFHW activities in your community. We have a limited number of hardcopies that we can give away so if you’re interested in having some then please get in touch with me“.

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