Stop Food Waste Day will be held on 27 April 2022 with the aim of educating and encouraging change. Compass Group US introduced Food Waste Day in 2017 to tackle food waste by working with suppliers, implementing sustainable practices and raising awareness.
Helen Forrest, Chief Executive for Children’s Health Scotland, stated “our organisation cares immensely about food waste, especially considering how many people are undernourished around the world. UNCRC Article 24 states that no child should go hungry, and one of Children’s Health Scotland’s manifesto points specifies that children should be free from hunger. We strive to ensure healthy school lunches are made available for everyone and for children in vulnerable families to be provided with nutritious food appropriate for their age and culture during periods of school closure. It is appalling that so much food is wasted globally despite so many families not having enough.”
“25% of the food wasted globally could feed all 795 million undernourished people in the world”
The Stop Food Waste Day website has plenty of recipes to help you use up leftovers and parts of food that you may be unaware are edible. The website also encourages you to take the pledge to stop food waste. Here are some tips from their campaign to help #STOPFOODWASTE:
PLAN AHEAD AND DON’T OVER BUY!
- Use up what’s in your fridge and pantry
- Plan your meals
- Make a list before you shop
THE FREEZER IS YOUR FRIEND!
- Batch-cook and freeze portions
- Freeze bread and other leftovers
- Label items with the date and use them in order
- Experiment with what you have in the fridge!
- Try making bubble and squeak or colourful frittatas from leftovers
- Use odd bits of vegetables to make wholesome soups
For more tips, recipes and information, visit the Stop Food Waste Day website here.