Food Savvy Champions

With over 40 trained volunteers who are passionate about food, our Food Savvy Champions have lots of tips and advice to help people in their local community to make the most of their food, reduce food waste and save money. They can help with planning your meals, storage tips, understanding date labels, portion sizes, how to use your leftovers and lots more!

Our Champions share their knowledge in a variety of ways such as attending events, giving a talk, writing articles or having a chat with neighbours and friends. If you or your group would like help from one of our volunteers please email lovefoodhatewaste@norfolk.gov.uk.

Would you like to join us?

Are you a foodie or simply want to make the most of the food that you have bought? If so you might be interested in joining us.

We are looking for people who would like to become Food Savvy Champions who are willing to share their knowledge with others to help to reduce the amount of food we waste. You will be trained in issues regarding food waste and equipped with tools and ongoing support to pass on the message on how to save good food from going to waste.

Anyone over the age 18 can join the scheme; you will receive free training, a resource pack and ongoing support from your programme coordinator and Waste Reduction Officers. Our next training day will be held on 26 January 2019.

If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a Food Savvy Champion email lovefoodhatewaste@norfolk.gov.uk.

We’d love to hear from you!

Let us introduce you to one of our Food Savvy Champions…

“My name is Joanna and I am from south Dorset, but currently studying BSc Geography at the University of East Anglia. My first few months at university highlighted to me the importance of fighting food waste and other environmental challenges at a local scale. This led to me becoming a ‘Food Savvy’ Volunteer Champion and support Norfolk County Council’s campaign to encourage others to reduce our food waste.

As part of my volunteering commitment I have decided to write a blog to inspire my local community with ways to change their food waste habits to help them save money and become more environmentally sustainable. I hope this little corner of the internet encourages you to get on board too so that one day food waste will be a thing of the past!”