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. Home Do something Top tips Recipes Blog Ideas bank Collaborate Food Be a part of the Community Fridge Network Community Fridges are communal places where surplus food is shared between people in a community, by local businesses and individuals. Why are they needed? The average UK family wastes £470 a year by throwing away food and drink which could have been eaten, and £3 billion is wasted by food sectors. Despite growing awareness of food waste, there are few easy ways for people or businesses to get food near its 'sell by' date to others. So far Community Fridges have helped thousands connect to their communities, access nutritious food, save money and reduce waste. How you can get involved The Community Fridge Network has been set up to connect Community Fridge projects across the UK. Here’s how you can get involved: Spread the word! Donate surplus food that you’re not going to use to your local Community Fridge - find your nearest one with the map below. Volunteer to help maintain your local Community Fridge. Set up your own - click here to find out what support is available. Find your nearest Community Fridge Use the map below to locate your nearest Community Fridge and get in touch directly with the organisers to get involved. With tens of enquiries every week to support new Community Fridges across the UK, this map is ever changing. We keep it up to date as often as we can but please contact the local organisers for further specific information. Contact a project near you Aylesbury Bournemouth Brighton & Hove Bristol Brixton, London Camberwell, London Cambridge Cloughmills, Northern Ireland Chesham Cricklewood, London Costessey, Norfolk Dorking Downham Market, Norfolk Durham Fakenham, Norfolk Fishguard, Pembrokshire Frome Gorleston, Norfolk Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Hackney, London Hertfordshire High Wycombe Islington, London Milton Keynes Norwich, Norfolk Norwich, Norfolk Oldham Oxford Salford, Greater Manchester Sheffield Shrewsbury Southend-on-sea Swadlincote Telford Thetford Tower Hamlets, London Tyneside (North) Peterborough Swaffham, Norfolk Waltham Forest, London Watton, Norfolk Booking for this event has now closed.