Did you know that reducing your food waste can save you money? We toss 2.3 million tonnes of perfectly good food every year, costing Canadian households an average of $1,766 a year.
That’s why we are challenging you this month of August to reduce food waste and food costs and donate the difference back to Second Harvest. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to help provide food for over 50,000 meals for people across Canada!
Throughout the month, we will be sharing a wide variety of tips to cut your food costs down, from leftover hacks, food storing tips, grocery shopping efficiencies, preservation techniques, and even cocktail recipes! These tools will help create savings in your food budget, savings that can help fill kitchens for food insecure families across Canada!
Step 1: Register for the Challenge
Registration is simple – and free – and we have tools to make fundraising as fun and easy.
Step 2: Track your hacks!
Have you found kitchen hacks that have reduced your food waste and saved you money, like freezing – and eating – your leftovers, turning overripe fruit into gelato, buying only what you need or using smaller storage? Estimate your savings and #DonatetheDifference
Step 3: Show off your progress on social!
Take a photo of your economical and planet-friendly meal or food saving tip and post them with the hashtag #DonatetheDifference and tag @SecondHarvestCA. Take it up a notch and tag three friends to take the challenge with you – and be sure to follow us on social @SecondHarvestCA to see how people like you are doing their part.
Inspired to see how much you can save? We have all the resources and tips to help you get started.
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