We are proud to be one of the first NSW Government EPA Love Food Communities, which is part of the EPA’s broader Love Food Hate Waste program. We need your help to make a difference, here’s how you can get involved:Are you a household? Join the ‘Food Smart’ for households program
Want to learn more?
We are proud to be one of the first NSW Government EPA Love Food Communities, which is part of the EPA’s broader Love Food Hate Waste program. We need your help to make a difference, here’s how you can get involved:
Want to learn more?
Did you know food waste makes up over 30% of household waste on the Coast? Be part of the solution to reduce this statistic and join the Food Smart Program today!
Simply fill out the form and you’ll be provided with the tools you need to reduce your waste, including a meal planner magnet, shopping list, spaghetti portioner, storage box and clips, apron and some great recipes to ensure there’s no food waste in your kitchen!
You'll also be required to fill in a quick survey at the beginning and end of the program so we can track your progress!
After completing the Food Smart Program, 91 percent of families reported being more aware of food waste, 89 percent reduced their food waste, and 78 percent saved money on groceries!
Fill out the form below to join the Food Smart Program for Households and to receive program updates. We'll get in touch with everything you need to start our waste reduction journey!
We’re encouraging local food centred businesses to sign up for this exciting opportunity to obtain more information, advice and resources to help reduce the amount of food wasted.
If accepted into the program your business will receive:
Fill out the form below to register your interest in the Food Smart Program for Business and to receive program updates.
Step 2 – Plan Your Meals
Make life easier and know what’s for dinner by planning your meals for a few days or the week ahead, saving you time and money!
Step 3 – Shop With a List
A list is your best friend at the shops and when you get back home; just make sure you double-check what you already have in the fridge and pantry first.
Step 4 – Perfect Portion Size
Cooking or preparing the right amount of food is satisfying and healthy!
Step 5 – Keep it Fresh
Clever kitchen appliances, containers, utensils and tools can help you to store your food wisely and keep it fresher for longer.
Over the coming months we are supporting thousands of community members in reducing their food waste, by helping residents learn new skills and further develop knowledge through the following programs:
Central Coast Council is proud to be one of four communities in NSW piloting this community-wide approach to reducing food waste. This program is fully funded through the NSW Government’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative to help families and businesses reduce food waste and save money. It forms part of the NSW Government’s commitment to halve food waste by 2030.
This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.