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Learn 50 ways to save money at the grocery store while doing something good for your kids and the planet!

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The Hudson Valley
Food Waste Challenge

Starts the week of September 20th.

If you are shocked with the rising cost of food and the impact it has on your pocketbook, and the amount of food you buy, never gets eaten, and then thrown in the trash, this is for you. 

Over the course of this six week challenge we are going to show you over 50 ways to waste less food and lower your grocery bill.  The challenge is designed to fit into your busy lifestyle and can be done at your own time and pace. The best part is that it will only about 25 minutes each week. 

First we will give you easy activities to do that will help you become aware of your own buying and food waste habits. This will allow you to see where you needed to make changes. Then we are going give you creative tips and strategies on storing, planning, cooking and buying food.  

By the end of the 6 weeks, your family will created new habits that will save you money, and give you a great feeling of pride protecting because your are making a difference in the our children's, and their children's future.


Registration is $25/household. All participants will receive:​

  • HVFWC Online Member Toolkit

  • Strategies to Change Your Daily Habits

  • Tips from Local Experts

  • A Very Cool T-Shirt

  • Entered to Win Great Prizes

Join a Community Making a Difference

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What is the Food Waste Challenge

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How You Can Help Make a Difference

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Food Waste and the Power of Community

Many of you might feel you don’t stand a chance in making a difference in an issue as big as climate change, but that is the beautiful part of the Hudson Valley EATS community.  When we all work together a difference will be made.  Members of our community share their love for the Hudson Valley, and their passion for doing good things with good people. We support each other!

About the Challenge

The Food Waste Challenge is designed to reduce food waste at the household level.  The program will teach families how they can reduce their “foodprint” by introducing them to the culprits of food waste, and teach them easy strategies that will not only cut down what they are tossing in the garbage, but also save them money and time. 


The challenge will begin September 20th and last for six weeks.  The only things you need to participate are small garbage bags, a small kitchen scale, and the desire to feel good about making a positive change in your current waste habits!


Registration is $25/household*.  The $25 registration fee provides access to the online community, a toolkit, and resources to help track your success, a very cool t-shirt and the opportunity to win great prizes.


The challenge will leverage the power of social media and your cell phone to keep it interactive, fun, and easy to fit into a busy lifestyle.


You will receive what you need to significantly reduce your food waste through an online toolkit, short videos, text messages and emails. You will stay connected with the community, share their experiences, and see what others are up through hashtags, stories, and live videos.


Through short videos you will also hear from local chefs, farmers, other food experts and other surprise guests  on best practices when it comes to shopping, keeping food fresh and creating delicious recipes from what you have in the house.


Everyone also will receive a t-shirt**, and be entered to win a variety of great prizes.***

 **  Shirt design subject to change *** Prize winners will be randomly drawn

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About the Challenge

A BIG THANKS to Our Sponsors!

Your Participation is a BIG DEAL!

The Food Waste Challenge is a BIG DEAL!  To our knowledge, although similar programs have been done like this around the world, it has never been done in the Hudson Valley! Our aim is to make it a huge event, but we need your help!  There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and really do something good for the community.  Let us know which one is right for you by emailing or picking up the phone and giving her a call at (845)-598-4760.



Help us spread the word and sign up participants. We also could use help with light admin work associated with running the challenge, and outreach to businesses



Sponsorship of the 6 week challenge is $300.  All sponsors will be promoted on the T-shirt, website, newsletters, and challenge toolkit handouts.



We have chefs in mind but, it could be anyone who can educate through video or a written article on best practices when it come food waste.  



We are looking for an influencer or celebrity from the Hudson Valley who, pardon the title, can be the "Face of Food Waste"

For more information: call Janet (845) 598-4760 
or email her at

Register Here

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