The Community Development Officer's Brief
The main objective of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership’s campaign was to increase the amount of Committed Food Waste Reducers (CFWR) across the county, focussing on active community groups. 8.3 million tonnes of food is thrown away by households in the UK every year, and most of it could have been eaten. The Love Food Hate Waste campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste. The campaign shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too. The project required the change agents (Community Developmnet Officers) to deliver 30 community engagement events to provide support, inspiration and advice for participating organisations, community groups, education establishments, local business and members of the public in order to achieve significant sustainable behaviour change through the campaign.
CHANGE AGENTS project managed this Opportunity, employing, supporting and training two Community Development Officers and providing monitoring and evaluation.
With 53 events planned and delivered within the 5 month time frame, the 30 event project tender specification was exceeded and the campaign delivery should be deemed a success. The two Community Development Officers worked quickly, professionally and efficiently to instigate and develop strong communications between a wide variety of community groups across all 7 regions of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership.
Published September 2011.
Thousands of people have received messages about food waste and how to avoid it thanks to the hard work of everyone working on the projectLocal Communications Advisor, WRAP