Food

Making food go further

Food is a popular way many of us socialise and we spend a good amount of time and money on it. Yet 15 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year. That's the same weight as 2 million double decker buses. Half of this is from our homes alone, costing £470 per household per year.

You can help stop edible food from ending up in the bin. Tuck into the feast of events, blogs and recipes here and see how easy it is to make the most of your food, and save some money.

3 things you can do today

  1. Plan ahead. Take a moment to think about the week ahead - when will you be eating at home? Try and plan a couple of meals ahead, make a list of what you need to buy and only buy what you need.
  2. Freeze it. If you cook too much or forget to eat something near its use by date, chances are you can freeze it and eat it later. 
  3. Eat your leftovers. If you cook too much or can't finish a meal, pack it for lunch. Even if you're eating out, ask for a doggy bag.

Go a bit further - run your own campaign.

Hubbub launches new food waste partnership

To celebrate Stop Food Waste Day, Hubbub is delighted to announce a new partnership with Compass Group UK & Ireland and Winnow, exploring ways to reduce ’plate waste’, the food customers throw in the bin, from corporate and university restaurants.Read more

How are Community Fridges different to Food Banks?

Community Fridge have captured the nation's imagination and are springing up in communities across the UK. However there is growing confusion about the role the fridges should play in addressing food poverty. We thought it would be useful to outline how Community Fridges differ from Food Banks, and why we think it’s important to frame them differently.Read more

Hubbub announces new ‘Meat Your Match’ partnership

On current trends, meat and dairy consumption is predicted to double by 2050. We're launching a series of new campaigns helping people to follow a more plant-based diet.Read more

Are Community Fridges the start of a sharing revolution?

We're delighted to announce that grant funding from the Big Lottery will enable us to set up 70 Community Fridges over the next three years.Read more

Five Steps to creating a Community Fridge Network

Community Fridges are a public space where organisations and households can make perishable food that would have been wasted available to the local community. It is Hubbub’s ambition to support 50 Community Fridges in the UK in the next 12 months. Here are the five steps that we are taking to deliver our ambition.Read more

It's time to #FlipTheMenu

This August the Sustainable Restaurant Association is asking restaurants to #FlipTheMenu and serve More Veg and Better Meat. In this guest blog, the SRA's Tom Tanner reflects on what we can all do to get involved.Read more

Hubbub launches world’s first Community Fridge network

Hubbub, Sainsbury’s, Bosch and North London Waste Authority come together to establish 50 Community Fridges across the UK to help cut food waste.Read more

The Community Fridge, coming to a corner near you?

If you haven’t heard of a community fridge, we’ve little doubt that you soon will. They're popping up around the globe and becoming part of the furniture in community spaces and street corners.Read more

£1 million grant launched for community food waste campaigns

Community groups can apply to the £1 million Sainsbury's Waste less, Save more grant fund to help local households cut the typical £700 worth of food wasted every year.Read more