It’s Friday Guys – My turn once more to host Food Waste Friday!
Each week since March 2008, in order to motivate her to waste less food, Kristen The Frugal Girl, has posted a picture of any food that has gone bad over the last seven days. She found this embarrassing practice so helpful, to her, that she invited other bloggers to post their own photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.
I started participating in October 2010 and have found, that 2-years on, the amount of food I waste is minimal. In fact every Friday, as part of my No Waste Tastes Great routine, I account (and devise a plan) for all my potential food waste as well as confessing to any items that I failed to save.
Kristen has kindly asked me to host Food Waste Friday, alternate weeks (when she doesn’t post herself), and her initial invite for everyone to join in is cordially extended here!
We interrupt our usual Food Waste Friday post to bring you…
A call out for donations!
Never before in my lifetime have I heard so much about the current need for donated non-perishable foodstuffs at local foodbanks.
A few weeks ago I watched a BBC documentary on Britain’s Hidden Hungry, and was shocked to see how quickly the food is depleted at the banks.
My fridge is currently bare. But it is soon to be restocked for Christmas. We won’t be going without, we are very lucky.
Many others aren’t.
If you have leftovers after Christmas or are thinking about decluttering your storecupboard or pantry in the New Year, maybe donating your non-perishable unwanted items would be something you’d consider?
I’m no expert on the subject, so here’s a link for those who may wish to find out more… The Trussell Trust
And back to Food Waste Friday…and the last word to Kristen…
“How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the widget below. You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog! And if you don’t blog, you can still share about your food waste by leaving a comment.
**I’ve decided not to include the LINKY for the foreseeable. My blog doesn’t allow links on the actual post, and being redirected to another page isn’t ideal. Please drop your link in the comments section.**
Those of you who participate in Food Waste Friday can now grab a fancy-schmancy button to perk up your posts. If you copy and paste the following code into your Food Waste Friday post, this little graphic will appear.”
<div align="center"><a href="https://simplybeingmum.com/" title="Simply Being Mum"><img src="https://simplybeingmum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/food-waste-with-leaf-v2.1.jpg" alt="Simply Being Mum" style="border:none;" /></a></div>
If you blog on WordPress, just make sure you’re in html mode when you copy and paste the code, or it won’t work properly.