COMMUNITY groups and businesses in the South Hams are being offered free training on how to cut down on food waste and save money.
The interactive session is aimed at people who are willing to pass on what they learn to others.
The Love Food Hate Waste campaign is working with South Hams District Council to help people take control of their food budgets and make the most of the food they buy.
The free training event is on Friday, November 22, at the council's offices at Follaton House, Totnes.
Cllr Rufus Gilbert, the council's executive member for environment services, said: "The average family wastes food worth around £50 every month – or £680 a year.
"As well as being a huge waste of money, there's an impact on the environment too. If we all stopped wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking one in five cars off the road."
The training session will give people the knowledge, skills and confidence to spread the word about preventing food waste.
There will be information on the background issues around food waste, practical planning tips and guidance on how to share the advice with others.
Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org.