Welcome to Food Savvy, our exciting new campaign to help the people of Suffolk and Norfolk reduce their food waste and save money. This joint campaign aims to put our region at the forefront of the UK’s efforts to combat food waste. In line with the rest of the UK, the average East Anglian family can waste up to £810 a year on food waste – that’s around an extra £70 a month – not to be sniffed at!
52,000 tonnes of food get thrown away in Suffolk every year (around 35% of all our non-recyclable rubbish is wasted food) and we want to try to do something about it. Recent polling in our region showed that households are keen to tackle this problem too, with most people (86%) being worried by food waste and 53% feeling guilty about throwing food away. A further 39% said they’d like help reducing the amount they waste, so now is your opportunity to get involved!
If you would like to take up the four-week #FoodSavvy challenge and see how much money you can save, just sign up below. All it takes to reduce your household food bill is a bit of forward planning, some savvy shopping and a commitment to using up your leftovers. Once you sign up you’ll receive some top tips to help you make the most of your food & reduce your shopping bill. So why not give it a go by clicking the picture below:
The #FoodSavvy collaboration aims to include businesses, schools, community groups, as well as chefs, food celebrities, bloggers and vloggers across Suffolk and Norfolk, as we realise we can’t tackle this huge food waste mountain in isolation. The more people, communities and businesses that get involved across our two counties the better!
Please get in touch if you would like to join in:
Households can register for email updates here
Businesses /organisations/Blogger/vloggers who want to get involved and help crack the food waste chestnut please contact us here!
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