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!
THE À vos frigos WORKHOP TOUR IS BACK FOR A THIRD EDITION.
From March 17 to May 27, 2018, 69 À vos frigos workshops were held in IGA and IGA extra stores across Quebec and New Brunswick in addition to 75 workshop-conferences held in company workplaces, institutions and municipalities.
For more information, visit http://www.jourdelaterre.org/qc/tous-les-jours/programmes/a-vos-frigos/
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 renowned chef Jonathan Garnier.
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 food 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.
À VOS FRIGOS WORKSHOPS AT WORK!
Workshops will also be held in 78 companies during the 2018 edition. The one-hour workshop-conferences offer employees tips and tricks for reducing food waste at home and at work while they get to taste some delicious À vos frigos recipes.