What could an extra $77 a week buy you?

Published on 13 February 2020


The average NSW household throws away $77 worth of edible food each week – that’s a fair chunk of your grocery bill! Free workshops are rolling out across the MidCoast to help you keep that cash in your pocket.

MidCoast Council Libraries and MidWaste are joining forces to host a series of fun and interactive workshops to help households save money, eat healthily and make the most of food.

The free workshops will teach participants how to reduce food waste, eat well and save money through better planning, shopping and storing of food.

“Throwing away food wastes the energy, water and natural resources used to grow, package, transport and market that food,” explained Chris Jones, Manager of MidCoast Libraries.

“These workshops are a great initiative for our Libraries to be involved with because the practical steps are things we can all do in our own homes.”

The Food Smart workshops will also focus on the impact of food waste in NSW and how making a few small changes can save money and reduce the amount of food being thrown out.

The workshops are connected to the online Food Smart education program so that you have another resource to help you implement what is learnt once you’re back at home.

Workshops will be held at:

Harrington Library on Tuesday 25 February 6-8pm
Gloucester Library on Friday 28 February 10.30am - 12.30pm
Forster Library Saturday 28 March 2pm – 4pm
Tea Gardens Library Friday 12 June 1pm – 3pm.

Free refreshments will be provided and bookings are essential. Visit www.midcoastlibraries.com.au/events to secure your spot.

This project is a NSW Government Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.