We are excited to invite you to this month’s edition of the Financial Sense¢ program, where we will be delving into a topic that affects us all: food waste. According to a December 2022 Fortune article, it was revealed that Americans squander approximately one-third of the food they purchase. Shockingly, this equates to the average family discarding a staggering $1,500 worth of unused food annually.
In an effort to make a positive impact on both our wallets and the environment, this month’s Financial Sense¢ program will focus on practical strategies to avoid food waste. We believe that together, we can make a significant change by implementing some straightforward yet effective techniques.
During our gathering, we will explore various insightful methods to tackle this issue head-on:
Strategic Meal Planning: Learn how to plan your meals effectively, ensuring that you buy only what you need and use everything you purchase.
Transforming Leftovers: Discover the art of turning yesterday’s meal into an exciting new culinary creation. Waste not, want not!
Freezing for the Future: Understand the proper way to freeze leftovers and excess ingredients to enjoy them at a later time, reducing the likelihood of spoilage.
Smart Food Storage: Get tips on using the right food storage containers to extend the freshness of your ingredients, allowing you to enjoy them for a longer period.
We encourage you to come prepared to share your own tried-and-true methods for preventing food waste and injecting creativity into your meals. By exchanging ideas and insights, we can all contribute to a more sustainable future while keeping our plates enticingly diverse.