Food Smart is a free education program that helps you reduce food waste at home, save money and help the environment.

Join our Food Smart Community and receive a FREE Food Smart kit with resources to help you reduce food waste and receive tips to help you make the most of the food you buy!

Register to Join our Food Smart program at the address below.

Food Smart involves:

  1. Welcome email with a quick survey
  2. Collecting your Food Smart kit (from your local Council Customer Service Office) and handy tips & ideas to help you make the most of the food you buy!
    * Please note the Food Smart kits won’t be available from your Council Customer Service Centre until the end of September.
  3. Congratulations, tell us about your new Food Smart skills in a quick survey & how to stay in touch for further Food Smart ideas.
Food Smart Action Cards
If you are keen to get started on your Food Smart journey access the Food Smart Action Cards by clicking the image above

Learn more about how local families found our Food Smart program

Food Smart and Garden to Plate workshops are available across our region to learn more about being Food Smart!

Garden to Plate workshop – Taree Community Garden/PCYC
When:  Saturday 14 September 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Taree Community Garden, 95 Commerce St Taree
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Garden to Plate workshop – Port Macquarie Library
When: Friday 27 September 2019
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Where: Port Macquarie Library, Grant St Port Macquarie
To register: Book via the website at Mid North Coast Co-Operative Library Service or call Port Macquarie Library 6581 8755

Garden to Plate workshop – Port Macquarie Lost Plot Community Garden
When: Saturday 28 September 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: The Lost Plot, Central Road, Port Macquarie

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Food Smart workshop – Kempsey Library
When: Thursday 14 November 2019
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Kempsey Library, cnr Tozer & Elbow Streets, Kempsey
To register: Call Kempsey Library 6566 3210 or email

Food Smart workshop – Macksville Library
When: Wednesday 20 November 2019
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Where: Macksville Senior Citizens Hall, Princess St Macksville
To register: Call Macksville Library 6568 1422 or email

For more information and to get involved visit the Food Smart website go to

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