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LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE
Australians throw out up to 20 percent of the food they purchase (that’s one in every five shopping bags), resulting in an annual food waste figure of $8 billion.
In an attempt to reduce this shocking statistic, Gosford Regional Community Services is hosting a free community information session, ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ on Monday 7 November at Wyoming Community Centre.
Date: Monday 7 November 2016
Time: 11am to 12:30pm
Venue: Wyoming Community Centre, 147 Maidens Brush Road, Wyoming, 2250
Bookings: www.eventbrite.com.au or call 4323 7483
Community members are invited to attend the workshop, which is an initiative of Central Coast Council’s Green Living Program and aims to raise awareness about the environmental, economic and social impacts of food waste and reduce the amount of good food being sent to landfill.
Executive Officer of Gosford Regional Community Services, Kathy Sokk, says that the workshop will provide families and young people with important hints and tips on reducing unnecessary food waste and saving money in the process.
“Simple factors such as the temperature of your fridge, planning meals and controlling portions can prevent you from throwing out thousands of dollar’s worth of food each year,” said Kathy.
“Many would be shocked to find out how a little bit of common sense and forward thinking can have such a positive impact on your savings account, weekly waste levels and even your waistline.
“And it’s not just individual households that can benefit from being food wise, it’s the environment. Every time good food is sent to landfill, it is contributing to generation of methane gas and the pollution of our local groundwater and waterways.
“The damage being caused by food waste is so severe that, if we were to stop food waste in NSW alone, the environmental impact would be the equivalent of taking 117,000 cars off the road.
“This workshop is the perfect opportunity to find out how you can save time and money, eat well and benefit the environment by making simple changes to your everyday habits,” Kathy added.
Community members are invited to attend the free ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ information session at Wyoming Community Centre on Monday 7 November from 11am to 12.30pm.
Bookings are essential. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/love-food-hate-waste-love-your-leftovers-tickets-27696427761
Do you like your fruit and veggies fresh, local and affordable? The Entrance Food Hub Inc. provides delicious fruit and vegetable bags to local residents. Order a bag before 11am each Thursday and collect it from the Wyoming Community Centre every Friday - now that's fresh fruit and veg made simple!
Fruit and Vegetable bags are just $13 each, or $16 with a dozen eggs. Order before 11am each Thursday by calling 0434 936 111 or 4323 7483.
Do you need help lodging your tax return? You may be eligible for the Tax Help program.
Tax Help is a network of ATO trained and accredited volunteers who provide a free, confidential service to help people complete their tax returns online using myTax. Please contact Gosford Regional Community Services on 4323 7483 for eligibility information and to book an appointment.
Are you experiencing a short term financial crisis or emergency and need help to pay your electricity or gas bill? You may be eligible to access the Energy Accounts Payment (EAPA) Scheme.
This scheme helps people stay connected to essential to energy services during a financial crisis. Please note that the EAPA Scheme is not available on an ongoing basis and there are other types of support available.
To book an appointment with an EAPA representative, please contact Gosford Regional Community Services on 4323 7483.
Get your hands on a unique, sustainable piece for your home while supporting the local community. We have a range of beautiful, repurposed items for sale, all of which have been hand-crafted at Wyoming Community Centre’s repurpose workshop.
Visit Wyoming Community Centre to check out our beautiful selection of kitchen chalkboards, recycled timber planters and even bee hotels, which have been created from reclaimed timber and other recycled materials.