reducing food waste and leveraging it as a resource to benefit central ohio

The Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative (COFWI) aims to reduce food waste and leverage it as a resource to benefit our region. COFWI takes a holistic approach to combat food waste by creating solutions geared towards preventing food waste, rescuing and redistributing edible food, and recycling food through composting and other technologies. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) formed the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative (COFWI) in September 2018 bringing together a diverse set of organizations to develop an action plan that provides a living framework for collaboratively advancing the front lines on food waste, which requires a flexible and adaptive approach. The plan will lead to a shared approach for investment and support for new services, policies, infrastructure, as well as collective messaging and outreach to promote participation.

The first major deliverable for COFWI is the development of the Central Ohio Food Waste Action Plan (May 2019) that will serve as a roadmap for achieving common goals.

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COFWI is looking to create an awareness campaign about food waste that will help to increase the engagement of families, individuals, businesses, and schools to reduce food waste in our community.

As we begin the process of developing the messaging and strategy of this campaign, we are looking to members of the community to share their insights and feedback on how we can best tell our story. Please set aside some time to complete the questionnaire at the link below, as your responses to these questions will provide valuable insights when crafting recommendations for our new campaign strategy, messaging, and outreach tactics that will help achieve the goals of this initiative. 

PLEASE NOTE: By participating in this survey, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card to Kroger. (winner will be announced May 31st, 2019).

If possible, please submit your responses by the end of the day on May 24th, 2019. 

Thank you for your participation and we appreciate your partnership.

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