Let’s do something about food waste


Food rescue service Oz Harvest will be at the panel discussion on food waste at the Fair Share Festival, Hamilton Public School at 10.03am on November 12, 2016.

As a society we waste so much good food. Yet many go hungry. Learn what people in the Hunter are doing about food waste at the Fair Share Festival panel discussion. Have your say, and  find out what you can do.
The food waste panel features food rescue service Oz Harvest, local business The Fresh Ingredient, as well as a dumpster diver Simon and recipients of donated food, CatholicCare.
In Australia, every year we discard $8 billion to $10 billion of food, and waste four million tonnes of food, which ends up in landfill. Australians throw out one out of every five shopping bags, which equates to every Australian household throwing out $1,036 worth of groceries each year.
And still people in our community go hungry every day. The system isn’t working well.
Come listen to The Fresh Ingredient’s Mary O’Connor, Oz Harvest’s  Monique Maguire, dumpster diver Simon Outhred, CatholicCare’s Gary Christensen, and moderator Michael Osborne. Then have your say. Bring your ideas about what else can be done, or how you think things could change. Participants are encouraged to put forward a resolution for action to be taken beyond the festival.
The food waste panel starts at 10.30am at Fair Share Festival, Hamilton Public School, on Saturday November 12.
Find out more about the festival at http://transitionnewcastle.org.au/fair-share-festival-2016/

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