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 Eat your pumpkin and join the #PumpkinRescue What's scarier than witches, ghosts and ghouls at Halloween...? How about the ghoulstly 15 million pumpkins that are binned every Halloween, which is enough to make a bowl of pumpkin soup for everyone in Britain. Spine chilling stuff eh. There's a simple solution though, join the #PumpkinRescue and discover tasty simple ways to eat your pumpkin guts. Scroll on for how to eat your pumpkin, lots of pumpkin recipes and Pumpkin Rescue event listings. Compost your used pumpkin Halloween may have been and gone but it's not too late to rescue your pumpkin! Make sure you compost any carved pumpkins so they don't go to waste. If you don't have a compost bin at home, have a look on your local council website for your nearest composting site. Live in or around North London? Here are a couple of places you can drop off your pumpkin: The Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LH Maiden Lane Community Centre, St Pauls Crescent, Camden, London, NW1 Cordwainers Garden, 182 Mare St, London E8 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. Here's our favourite Thai Pumpkin Curry to get your taste buds going. Find your nearest #PumpkinRescue event Pumpkin Rescue is back for a 4th year and it's sprouting up all around the world with more than 30 events in the UK. From carving and cooking workshops to soup tasting events, click browse the map below to see what feasts are in store and scroll down for a link or contact to find out more about each event. Brighton, Foodini Club Cambridge, Sustainable food Cambridge Doncaster, Frenchgate shopping centre Durham County council Kingston University - contact the organiser Leicester, Groby Road Allotments - contact the organiser North Yorkshire, Easingwold North Yorkshire, Pickering Norwich, Science festival Oxford, Good Food Oxford Somerset, Hauser & Wirth Booking for this event has now closed.