Decide to host a Stop Food Waste Challenge
Congratulations! Deciding that you want to host a Stop Food Waste Challenge is a great first step in bringing this excellent programme to your community.
Check out the information leaflet in the resources section of the guide which you can download and get a better feel as to what the campaign is all about. - Resources Section
Scope out provisional interest
This is where you move from being the initiator to the coordinator. As part of this process you need to guage the level of interest and find out what local supports are available to you. This will involve talking to other community activists and leaders of existing groups. It might involve talking to your local Council Environmental Awarness Officer, getting in contact with your Public Participation Network and of course canvasing your friends and neigbours. We might be able to put you in contact with people not too far away who have also coordinated the programme or similar events.
You did it! You got enough people and we are ready to go! However there are bound to be a few small tasks along the way to ensure that everything runs smoothly. These might be arriving early to check that the venue is unlocked and to set the chairs up and might include arranging for local press to come along so that your community maximises the benefit from running the programme.
As always the Stop Food Waste Facilitator delivering the programme will be available to support you.