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The Love Food Hate Waste Local Engagement Support Grants aim to support delivery of Strategic Direction 2 of the Victorian Waste Education Strategy: to increase community awareness of waste and support and encourage waste avoidance.
The grants co-fund opportunities with local government, Waste and Resource Recovery Groups, community organisations and educational institutions to deliver tailored, local Love Food Hate Waste activities that will inform and empower their communities to reduce food waste.
The following ten organisations and projects have been approved to be funded.
St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School, Aspendale
Project name: All you need is Love Food Hate Waste
Grant amount: $10,000
Project summary: A food waste project for students, including a 10-week Garden to Kitchen program that incorporates LFHW messages and culminates in a school café. The project will also include the broader school community.
Youth Food Movement Australia
Project name: Give Food Waste the Flip: food waste messaging for millennials
Project summary: A social media and email campaign testing effective methods of engagement with millennials in inner urban Victoria in two areas:
East Gippsland Shire Council
Project name: Love Food Hate Waste at East Gippsland Farmers Markets
Grant amount: $1,000
Project summary: Interactive stalls at four local farmers markets across East Gippsland. The Council will provide free samples of food which have been made using LFHW recipes, prompting conversations with market-goers about the key messages of LFHW.
Glen Eira City Council
Project name: Food waste event with pop-up community education resource
Grant amount: $2,000
Project summary: A food waste pop-up community education resource to educate the community about the life cycle of food, the importance of reducing food waste and how to reduce food waste.
Monash City Council
Project name: Scrap Food Waste in Monash
Grant amount: $7,000
Project summary: This project is focused on reaching a range of demographics in one of the most culturally diverse cities in Australia. It includes a broad awareness campaign, food workshops, documentary screenings, education sessions for schools, presentations to community groups, and development of food waste minimisation kits.
Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group
Project name: Grampians Fork to Fork
Project summary: Through the well-established Fork to Fork program in the region, Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group will offer a series of food waste avoidance workshops, empowering community members to continue to deliver food waste avoidance education at the conclusion of the project.
St Aloysius Catholic Primary School Queenscliff
Project name: St Aloysius Love Food Hate Waste
Project summary: A whole school, curriculum-focused initiative, this project will promote waste management strategies and empower students, staff and families to change their approach to food processes.
Worawa Aboriginal College
Project name: Connecting to Tucker – Walking in Two Worlds in the Garden
Grant amount: $8,500
Project summary: A holistic approach to embed a food waste avoidance culture within the school. Students will prepare gardens and grow bushfoods and fruits and vegetables to supply the school’s kitchen, gaining ownership of caring for country, and promoting health and wellbeing. The girls will return to their communities across Australia as leaders in sustainability and wellbeing.
Whitehorse City Council
Project name: Quest to find DUELI's best waste-free Master Chef
Grant amount: $5,500
Project summary: Engaging international students on food waste avoidance through a competition to become a ‘Waste-Free Master Chef’. Entrants will compete by preparing meals with common leftover items, culminating in a recipe book for current and future students.
Melbourne Farmers Markets
Project name: Love Food Hate Waste Hub on Wheels
Grant amount: $9,996
Project summary: This information hub on wheels will be used to deliver seasonal demonstrations and educational workshops at Farmers Markets across university campuses, encouraging students to engage in waste minimisation initiatives.