FoodMaking 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 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. 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. 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. HomeDo somethingTop tipsRecipesBlogIdeas bankCollaborate Food Check out your food before you travel #TravellersCheck your fridge and wave goodbye to holiday food waste Going on holiday, but still have food in your fridge? You’re not flying solo. Each year in the UK £½ billion worth of perfectly edible food gets thrown away when people head off on holiday. In the UK £12 million worth of food ends up in the bin in the first week of the summer holiday alone. The good news is we can change this and save some holiday money with 3 simple steps. Add a check in with your fridge to your travel preparations and freeze, gift or cook your leftovers. Getting ready for your next holiday? Add a check in with your fridge to your travel preparations and gift, freeze or fry. 1) Check in with your freezer Fretting about what you can freeze? Don't worry. Here are some facts about freezing food everyone should know and a list of food items that can be frozen. 2) Check in with your neighbours 81% of us would be happy to receive food from a neighbour. Get into the holiday spirit and share what you can’t eat before you fly! Here's a free postcard to print and give to your neighbours along with leftover food items. Is there Community Fridge near you that you could gift food to? 3) Make yourself a lunchbox, or cook and freeze a homecoming meal Try our favourite recipes for those odds and ends lurking in your fridge. No time to cook? Don’t bin it, freeze or gift it. 4) Check in on your travels - bon voyage! Tip: If you’re jetting off on holiday then take an empty bottle with you to the airport. You can fill up on the other side of airport security rather than buying a new bottle. In partnership with: Hampshire County Council, Kent Resource Partnership, Medway County Council, Ashford County Council, VEOLIA, Hackney Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough, Swale Borough council, South Staffordshire council, Teignbridge District council, Torbay Council, Borough of Poole, Royal Borough of Kingston.