Making 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.

Set up a Community Fridge

The Community Fridge is a simple way of enabling communities to share good food that would otherwise go to waste, and we're looking for people set up Community Fridge's in their communities - find out what support is available to you.Read more


£12 million worth of food is wasted in the first week of the summer holidays alone. #TravellersCheck helps you to wave goodbye to holiday food waste.Read more

The Gift of Waste

In the run up to Christmas many of us are thinking about how we can give thoughtful gifts without spending too much money or creating unnecessary waste. Preserved, pickled or fermented food makes beautiful gifts - we show you how.Read more

Join the Pumpkin Rescue

Pumpkins are for pies, not just carving. Join the #PumpkinRescue and run an event in their community this October to remind people to eat their pumpkin and cut food waste. See what tools we have to support you.Read more

Festive Freeze

Freezing leftovers can cut food waste by a half, saving families £250 a year. Festive Freeze shares tips, recipes and myth busters to help people embrace their freezers and turn Christmas leftovers into spring dinners.Read more

Flippin' Food Waste

With pancake day around the corner, flip your leftovers with these tasty pancake recipes from around the world.Read more