Whatever kind of food you love, sometimes it can be hard to eat it all. When plans change or daily life gets in the way, we all end up throwing away food for one reason or another. But shockingly, food makes up around a quarter of the rubbish we throw away in Hampshire, and most of this could have been eaten!
Fareham Borough Council is running the Great Food Rescue in partnership with Sainsbury's, and you can get involved!
10 year old Enya Chui won our competition to design a logo for the side of a take-out bag.
Enya received her prize from the Mayor. Her design has been printed on bags and distributed to local restaurants.
So if you eat out and can't finish your meal, ask the staff to package up your leftovers to enjoy later. If you don't have enough for a whole dish, why not turn your leftovers into something else ?
Find out more about our takeaway bags.
Keep a simple diary for a week (1 MB), and jot down any food that doesn't get eaten. Return it to us and we will send you a Food Saver pack. Download it, orcontact us for a paper copy.
Don't throw it away! Find recipes for your leftovers .
Share your recipes to use up leftovers, or tips to avoid food waste, by email or social media. Or if you are part of a community group who would like to be involved, let us know and we can visit your group.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fortunately there are lots of ways to make the most of the food we buy, and save ourselves money at the same time.