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 Eat your pumpkin and join the #PumpkinRescue What's scarier than witches, ghosts and ghouls at Halloween...? Is it the ghoulstly 15 million pumpkins that are binned every Halloween, which is enough to make a bowl of pumpkin soup for everyone in Britain? Or is it the fact that the binned pumpkins, when laid end to end, would stretch over 2,500 miles - all the way from UK to Azerbaijan, where pumpkin pancakes are a national dish? Spine chilling stuff eh. There's a simple solution though, join the #PumpkinRescue and discover tasty simple ways to eat your pumpkin guts. How to eat your pumpkin Sharpen your knife not only to carve a grinning face on your pumpkin but also to whip up some culinary magic. Find out which parts of the gourd go to the cauldron and which is best left to rot in the compost. All of your burning pumpkin questions are answered here. Cook your pumpkin with these pumpkin recipes Soups, pies, cakes, curries… there are lots of delicious ways to carve your pumpkin and eat it too. Check out our feast of recipes for a truly scrumptious autumn feast. Find your nearest #PumpkinRescue event 2016 marks the third year of Pumpkin Rescue and it's sprouting up all around the world with more than 40 events in the United Kingdom to Cameroon. From carving and cooking workshops to soup tasting events, click on a location below to see what feasts are in store. Link not there yet? It will be soon, watch this space. Bishop Aukland near Durum Bournemouth Brighton Cambridge Chester Durham Edinburgh Fairlands Fareham Hemel Hempstead Isle of Anglesey King's Lynn Kirkcaldy Leicester North London Northampton Norwich Nottingham (East) Oxford Plymouth Sheffield South Derbyshire St Albans Staffordshire Wirral #PumpkinRescue is part of a Zero Food Waste Britain which outlines five principles to tackling food waste and has been developed by Unilever and Hubbub. Booking for this event has now closed.