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 Festive Freeze Embracing the freezer at Christmas to beat the waste of festive food leftovers. Three quarters of us struggle to eat all of the food we buy for the festive season, and across the UK 2 million turkeys and 74 million mince pies are binned. Freezing our food can cut food waste by a half, saving food and up to £250 per family each year. Our polling unearthed some of the challenges families face when freezing food. Over half the people polled told us that a lack of freezer room drives further food wastage. But 55% of those who do freeze food forget about it. Two-fifths of people were unsure what they could freeze and how long it is safe to keep something frozen. Festive Freeze shares recipes, tips and myth busters throughout the lead up to Christmas, helping people to embrace their freezers and transform festive leftovers into spring dinners. Join the campaign We're always on the hunt for local organisations, groups, individuals or businesses who would like to replicate the campaign in their local community. If you would like to join Festive Freeze and stuff festive food waste once and for all, please get in touch.