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 Flippin' Food Waste Flip your leftovers at pancake day with tasty pancake recipes from around the world. Lent is the time to give something up, so why not give up food waste? When the average UK family wastes £60 a month throwing away food and drink that could have been eaten, those 40 days without food waste could save a few quid too. But this kind of abstinence doesn’t have to be dull and drab. Pancakes are the perfect vehicle for transforming lingering leftovers. Every cuisine seems to have its own version of the humble pancake and with good reason - they’re so flippin’ versatile and taste delicious. So stick two fork prongs up at food waste and tuck in! Achieved so far We've been Flippin' Food Waste at Pancake Day since 2015. Thanks to everyone who got involved in #FlippinFoodWaste 2016. Relive the flippin' awesome foodwaste tossing here. Join the campaign We're always on the hunt for local organisations, groups, individuals or businesses who would like to replicate Flippin' Food Waste in their local community. If you would like to join us in tackling food waste next lent, please get in touch.