You find yourself throwing away overly ripe fruit and vegetables? At a loss for what to do with yesterday's leftovers? Fonds Éco IGA is proud to present À vos frigos workshops!

What are À vos frigos workshops?

À vos frigos workshops, supported by Fonds Éco IGA, are free cooking courses for citizens of Quebec and New Brunswick that provide tips and tricks to help people reduce household food waste. 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 will cook with unsold, edible products from IGA supermarkets and offer advice about how to use these consumer-neglected products to their full potential.

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. Studies have estimated the cost of these losses at $14.6 million.

How can I participate?

To attend the free workshop nearest you, visit the Jour de la Terre website and register online jourdelaterre.org/avosfrigos.

More than 170 workshops* will be offered throughout Quebec and New Brunswick between September 29, 2016 and April 9, 2017.

Hurry! Spaces are limited.

*Workshops offered in French only

Take part and you could win one of five zero-waste meals!

Registered workshop participants could also win one of five zero-waste dinners; four will be prepared in the comfort of their own kitchen, and one will be held in Montreal or the Montreal area and hosted by À vos frigos spokesperson Stefano Faita.

New: À vos frigos workshops at work!

Thirty À vos frigos workshops will be offered in company workplaces. The one-hour workshop-conferences will offer employees tips and tricks for reducing household food waste while they get to taste some delicious À vos frigos recipes. Interested organizations can register starting September 7 at jourdelaterre.org/avosfrigos.

Tips and tricks for reducing household food waste!

*** Available in French only ***