PEOPLE of all ages are invited to learn how to save money on food bills and protect the environment at a council-run event.

The free event will be held at The Old Boat Corner Community Centre, Hollingbury, on Saturday, July 9.

Brighton and Hove City Council says by cutting food waste, people can make their food budget go further – and reduce their impact on the environment at the same time.

Residents can meet local growers, organisations who help people access more affordable food and representatives from the Surplus Food Network, who redistribute excess food from farms, growers and local businesses.

There will also be information on how to access free and low-cost food, community orchards and foraging, growing food and more, as well as activities for children.

Co-chairwoman of the environment, transport and sustainability committee councillor Amy Heley revealed 60 per cent of food waste happens in people’s homes.

She said the event will “help residents to make the small changes in their own behaviour that will add up to much greater change and help Brighton & Hove to become a truly circular city.”

“An astonishing 6,000 people in B&H are supported every week, accessing food through community emergency food providers, so it is essential that we ensure food is not thrown away.”

The event will take place between 11am and 5pm.