A LIFELINE Inverclyde organisation helped raise awareness of how to reduce food waste as part of a national campaign.

Belville Community Garden recently pledged its support to Food Waste Action Week - an initiative launched by Love Food Hate Waste Scotland.

The campaign was dedicated to raising awareness of the environmental consequences of wasting food, and promoted activities to help make wasting food a thing of the past.

The team at Belville took to social media with ideas on how to make the most of food that would normally be chucked in the bin.

Ideas included making scones with yoghurt and flour, suggestions for what to do with broccoli stalks and cauliflower leaves, and recipe ideas for stale bread.

The team receive food from M&S, Co op, Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl and Aldi regularly and ship the supplies out to food shares across Inverclyde.

Belville's climate change officer Sue Harris says the team are determined to keep Inverclyde food waste free.

She said: "We get an amazing amount of stuff from supermarkets

"There's nothing wrong with the food but as its passed its best before date, the supermarkets can't sell it any more.

"Nothing gets wasted at all. It's a circular process."