Food glorious food
This month we’re celebrating all things food – eating, storing, cooking and importantly not throwing it away. We’ve got something for everyone. Activities you can do from the comfort of your kitchen, your sofa and if you’re feeling adventurous some events to attend on a couple of west London High Streets and in local libraries.
Attend one of our events
West London Library Tour
Our local Love Food Hate Waste campaign is continuing its tour around west London libraries this month. Come visit the stand or hear one of the talks taking place.
- 5 October – Pinner Library
- 5 October – Roxeth Library
- 7 October – Ruislip Manor Library
- 19 October – Southall Library
- 20 October – Greenford Library
- 23 October – Northwood Hills Library
- 26 October – Gayton Library
- 27 October – Jubilee Gardens Library
We’ve a new type of event too you can join us at. At lunch time on 12 October you’ll find us in Hounslow and at lunchtime on 13 October we’ll be in Harrow with shopping trolleys showing how much food a typical household throws away each year. You won’t be able to miss us with food costumes and colourful banners to highlight some of the quick and easy things that could be done to reduce food waste.
We’re looking for people passionate about food to join us. You could push a trolley, wear a costume or help us talk to people and give out little tips that lots of us could use. Let us know if you want to come along and help out.
We all love food, but nearly a third of what ends up in west London’s bins is wasted food. Karen Cannard from The Rubbish Diet says “We’re inviting west Londoners to join in the Challenge and try to cut food waste by at least half over the next 3 weeks. Who knows you might even reduce it to zero.
Whether you’re a beginner or a waste pro, the Challenge is a chance to make a real difference to your bank balance and to the environment. In the UK, one in 5 shopping bags of food we buy ends up in the bin and we’re asking you to help change that.
“I used to buy all the offers, keep fruit on my windowsill until it was overripe and throw away whole chickens. Sound familiar? But with a few small changes I found ways to stop chucking away food and I’m sure you will too. Sign up to the challenge and we’ll share all the best tips, waste workouts and food facts to help you make the most of your food. Do you know which fruit keeps best in the fridge? Did you know that leftovers might be better for you than eating fresh? We love food, join us in ending food waste.
Sign up here.
Use the food waste assistant or Love Food Hate Waste app
Check out the new food waste assistant we’re hosting on our website and the mobile app which allows you to take your shopping list, meal planner and content of your cupboards, fridge and freezer everywhere you take your phone.
Check out the updated information on our website
We have a whole section dedicated to food. We’ve updated lots of the information and added new things for you to explore. Starting with our 7 tips to reduce food waste, you can also check out ideas for getting more for your money when you eat out and prove to yourself just how great you are at not wasting food.
Share a recipe with us
Spice up cooking by sharing your favourite recipes and tips. We’ve got a recipes page on this website where we’ll publish your ideas and will be all over Facebook and Twitter sharing even more new and exciting things we’ve found.