PRC has received a $50,000 award from the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh to bring food waste prevention strategies to consumers where they live and shop.
The grant will put food prevention strategies in the hands of Pennsylvania consumers by working with Pittsburgh businesses, vendors and community members. PRC will involve its Zero Waste business consulting practice and conservation workshops that are tailored to individual sustainability enthusiasts.
Local consumers will learn through various means – including interactive workshops, online and social media content – how to avoid excess food purchases through meal planning, thoughtful recipe selection, and/or bulk dry goods purchasing.
Consulting projects with Pittsburgh farmers markets and community centers will encourage staff training in food preparation and handling best practices to not only divert food waste to compost but to first prevent food waste in back-of-house and front-of-house operations. PRC will offer clients educational signage to present food waste prevention tips to their customers at the point of purchase.
Leveraging such varied intervention points to consumers will enable PRC to amplify messaging and literacy regarding prevention of food and other types of waste.