State government offers $2 million to rescue surplus food

Councils and food relief agencies in the Hunter can now apply for a share of $2 million in grants to help rescue surplus food before it is sent to landfill.

Grants of up to $200,000 are available over two years to support projects that raise awareness and improve education on food rescue.

“We need to increase the volume of food donated and capture more good food before it becomes a waste,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said.

Environment Minster Gabrielle Upton said the grants would help to make sure good food didn’t go to waste.

NSW EPA staff are available to help charities prepare applications.

Applications for a share of the money are open until November 22.

For more details visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au/working-together/grants/organics-infrastructure-fund.