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Love food, hate waste? Become a food saviour


Saving food for the Love Food Hate Waste challengeDo you want to save money and save the environment? You can do both, by saving food.

To help households get food waste savvy in the kitchen, we’re inviting individuals, couples and families to take part in our Love Food Hate Waste Challenge throughout June. 

Each year, UK households throw away around seven million tonnes of food and drink -costing the average family the equivalent of almost £60 a month.

The whole process of growing, making, distributing, storing and cooking our food all uses a lot of energy, fuel and water. Saving food helps to prevent wasting these resources and slows down global warming, deforestation and disposing of unnecessary packaging waste.

Sign up to the challenge and we'll send you a free goody bag, along with top tips and expert advice to help you cut down your food waste. All you have to do is track your food waste in a diary. Once you put the food waste tips into action you should start to waste less food, see a rise in your bank balance, all whilst helping the environment.

Eight-three per cent of people who took part in our last challenge said they had saved food. Ada Terry from Grovehill took part in the challenge last summer. She told us, “Taking part in the Love Food Hate Waste Challenge was enjoyable and extremely beneficial to my family. I would recommend this challenge to everyone as our family have saved a lot of money because of it.”

The Love Food Hate Waste Challenge starts on Monday 5 June and finishes on Sunday 2 July, by which time you will have become a fully-fledged Food Saviour. To register, email r4d@dacorum.gov.uk with your interest by Sunday 4 June

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from the challenge, visit our Love Food Hate Waste page to find out more.