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!
Proud partner of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, 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 in winter 2019!
Click here to find out when workshop registration opens (in French only).
À VOS FRIGOS WORKSHOPS AT WORK!
Registration is now open for free À vos frigos conferences at your place of work, supported by Fonds Éco IGA! Register here.
Free workshops will also be held in 100 organizations during the 2018-2019 edition thanks to Fonds Éco IGA! The one-hour workshop-conferences, animated by Jour de la Terre, offer employees tips and tricks for reducing food waste at home and at work.
One hundred of these conferences are planned from November 26, 2018 to June 6, 2019. If you are a company (private or public), cegep, university, organization or institution with an establishment in Quebec or New Brunswick, you can sign up for our free conferences thanks to Fonds Éco IGA!
For more information, visit the Jour de la Terre web site (in French only).
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.
TAKE PART AND YOU COULD WIN ONE OF FIVE ZERO-WASTE MEALS!
Registered workshop participants could also win one of five zero-waste dinners (more details to come).