Cancer Council NSW, in partnership with regional waste and resource management group NetWaste, conducted a free ‘Pantry to Plate’ cooking workshop in Cobar last week.
Funded by NSW Environment Authority’s (EPA) Love Food Hate Waste Food Smart program, 2011 MasterChef Australia winner and mother of three, Kate Bracks, shared her cooking knowledge with Cobar workshop participants.
“These workshops aim to provide families with the confidence to create simple, delicious and healthy food from scratch – all while reducing your risk of cancer and food waste footprint,” Kate said.
Sue Clarke, Environmental Learning Adviser from NetWasteNSW, said households and businesses throw almost a million tonnes of food waste to landfill each year.
“It costs households alone more than $10 billion worth of edible food each year.
“For the average household in the Cobar Shire, that is approximately $73 per week or $3,805 over a year,” Sue said.