Sainsbury's to fund food education in Waste Less drive

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Sainsbury’s Waste Less campaign is now running in Derbyshire

Sainsbury’s is helping council tenants improve their cooking skills as part of its five-year fight against food waste.

The supermarket will fund food education courses for tenants in Swadlincote - the test site of its Waste Less, Save More initiative - in partnership with South Derbyshire District Council.

More than 80 residents have already signed up to the course, which will teach households on limited incomes how to cook nutritional, healthy meals and how to avoid food waste.

Tenants will receive a pack of 30 recipes and more than £50 worth of tools to reduce food waste such as Klip Lock boxes, food labels and freezer bags.

There will also be welcome sessions at the Sainsbury’s branch in Swadlincote, where residents will receive advice from the in-store food saver champions, and a designated Facebook group.

“By working with local communities to improve cookery skills, we’re hoping we’ve found a healthy and tasty way to slash food waste,” said Sainsbury’s head of sustainability Paul Crewe. “As with all elements of Waste Less, Save More, we’ll be completely transparent about the results, meaning this trial could pave the way for other local councils to initiate similar projects.”

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