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.

Do something today


  • Are Community Fridges the start of a sharing revolution?

    We're delighted to announce that grant funding from the Big Lottery will enable us to set up 70 Community Fridges over the next three years. Read more

  • Five Steps to creating a Community Fridge Network

    Community Fridges are a public space where organisations and households can make perishable food that would have been wasted available to the local community. It is Hubbub’s ambition to support 50 Community Fridges in the UK in the next 12 months. Here are the five steps that we are taking to deliver our ambition. Read more

  • It's time to #FlipTheMenu

    This August the Sustainable Restaurant Association is asking restaurants to #FlipTheMenu and serve More Veg and Better Meat. In this guest blog, the SRA's Tom Tanner reflects on what we can all do to get involved. Read more

  • Hubbub launches world’s first Community Fridge network

    Hubbub, Sainsbury’s, Bosch and North London Waste Authority come together to establish 50 Community Fridges across the UK to help cut food waste. Read more


  • Easter time tiffin

    Party nibbles such as biscuits, dried fruit and nuts, are frequently found left lingering at the bottom of bowls in strange corners of the house at Christmas. This recipe scoops them up and quickly transforms them into something decadent and wonderful that can be pulled out of your freezer come Easter. Read more

  • Christmas pudding ice-ceam

    Where would Christmas be without a pudding? Currants and raisins, sugar and spice, Orange peel, lemon peel—everything nice. However if you tire of this precious pud, don’t let it sit neglected, freeze it in time, and transform into a delicious ice-cream in the summer months. Continue the Christmas spirit by daring to dash in a splash o' leftover rum or whiskey. By Love Food, Hate Waste. Read more