I recently spent an inspiring morning at OzHarvest Headquarters listening to founder Ronni Kahn talk about the amazing work they do and hearing tips from 4 of Sydney’s top chefs, including two of my personal favourites, Colin Fassnidge and Mark Best.
One of most valuable things I learnt was about the #mealforameal hashtag – EVERY TIME you tag a food photo with this hashtag Virgin Mobile donates real dollar$ to OzHarvest. For $1 OzHarvest can provide 2 meals so add purpose to your social media posts and go crazy with the #mealforameal hashtag.
Other things I learned were about food waste… Did you know that 1 in 5 grocery bags in Australia is wasted? Food waste is currently costing Australians up to $10 billion each year, while two million people still rely on food relief.
Most food wastage happens at the consumption stage: when we shop, cook and eat. Simple plans can make an enormous difference, such as:
- Checking the fridge before we go shopping – plan instead of buying from habit
- When checking best before dates, use your common sense! Smell and taste the milk or yoghurt before tossing it out at midnight on the labelled date.