If you eat, chances are you are throwing some of that food away. In Canada, a family of four wastes about $1,500 in food per year. By wasting less food, we can all save money and help protect our environment.
The Table Matters Network, which we are a part of, is inviting residents of the North Shore, Bowen Island and Lion’s Bay to join the Food Print Challenge
From March 30 to April 30, measure and report all preventable food waste - any food that could have been eaten but is being thrown out, for five days. This could be done by weighing your food or taking photos of it. If you sign up early, you could receive a free digital kitchen scale.
Shopping and food storage tips will be given to all participants. After completing the five day challenge, participants will complete an online survey to report their results, and each participant will be entered to win groceries courtesy of North Shore food retailers!
- $31 billion worth of food is wasted in Canada annually.
- 47% of food waste occurs at home
- 1.4 trillion liters of water are used per year on food that is wasted
Challenge results will be used by the North Shore Recycling Program to develop education programs for residents.
For more information on the FoodPrint Challenge visit the following sites: