Frome Town Council is leading a bid to Sainsbury’s ‘Waste less Save More’ fund to become the UK’s first town to slash its food waste. With households throwing away around a third of the food they buy, more than 7million tonnes a year of usable food is disposed of each year in the UK.
Anna Francis, Frome Town Council’s Resilience Officer added “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 well with Edventure’s new community enterprise programme, which is also tackling food-waste. Coordinator Biz Bliss said “We have a brilliant team of 9 young people who are setting up ‘Feast On This’. This includes setting up a community fridge where residents and businesses can put left over food to share with others and a catering company turning wasted food into feasts and bringing the community together. The team’s first pop up feast takes place at the Frome Christmas Extravaganza on 27 November where there will also be recipes and ideas as part of the Sharing Festival hosted by the SHARE shop on the Bridge.”