À vos frigos workshops, supported by Fonds Éco IGA, are back in 2019 for a fourth year in a row.
WHAT ARE À VOS FRIGOS WORKSHOPS?
If you find yourself throwing away overly ripe fruit and vegetables and are at a loss for what to do with yesterday's leftovers, Fonds Éco IGA is proud to present À vos frigos workshops!
Fonds Éco IGA offers free cooking workshops and conferences across Quebec and New Brunswick to reduce household and office food waste with simple and practical tips.
THE À VOS FRIGOS WORKHOP TOUR IS BACK AT IGA!
From March 16 to May 26, 2019, 35 À vos frigos workshops will be held in IGA and IGA extra stores across Quebec and New Brunswick.
The 120-minute courses are given by a chef from La Tablée des Chefs and an expert in food waste from Fonds Éco IGA. Together they cook with unsold, edible products from IGA supermarkets and offer advice about how to use these food products to their full potential.
The registration period for the À vos frigos workshops at IGA will begin February 19th, 2019!
Click here to find out when workshop registration opens (in French only).
À VOS FRIGOS WORKSHOPS AT WORK!
Free workshops will also be held in 100 organizations in 2019 thanks to Fonds Éco IGA! Lasting one hour and led by a food waste expert from Jour de la Terre, these conferences give employees a chance to learn tips and tricks to reduce food waste at home and at work. The 100 conferences have already been scheduled for January to June 2019. Registration took place in fall 2018 and is now closed.
For more information, visit the Jour de la Terre web site (in French only).
TAKE PART AND YOU COULD WIN ONE OF FIVE ZERO-WASTE MEALS!
Registered workshop participants could also win one of four zero-waste gourmet meals (for 6 people) in the comfort of their homes, and one grand prize dinner (for 10 people) at the La Tablée des Chefs kitchen in Longueuil with a chef from La Tablée des Chefs and a food waste expert.
WHY HOLD WORKSHOPS ABOUT COMBATING FOOD WASTE?
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), one third of food produced every year is not eaten. In Canada, 47% of household food goes to waste. Food waste costs the Canadian household over $1,100 per year.