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 Join The Community Fridge network The average UK family wastes £470 a year by throwing away food and drink which could have been eaten, and a further £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 it's 'sell by' date to others, until now... introducing The Community Fridge Network! Community Fridges are communal places where surplus food is shared with the local community, by local businesses and individuals. So far they've helped thousands connect to their communities, access nutritious food, save money and reduce waste. Since the Swadlincote Community Fridge trial, the demand for Communities Fridges have been growing. That's why we've launched The Community Fridge Network, to create a flourishing community of safe and effectively run fridges that re-distribute surplus food across the UK. Find your nearest Community Fridge: Join the Community Fridge Network: Get in touch at email@example.com or join the Facebook Group.