Support while the cost of living rises

Reduce your food costs

  • Find your nearest food bank
  • Apply for a household support grant
  • Things you may not know about Food Waste recycling
  • Hounslow Connect
  • Surplus to Supper - They are bridging the gap between food waste and food poverty.
  • OLIO  - Local people giving away food & other household items to their neighbours, all for free.
  • Too Good To Go - Purchase a 'Magic Bag' of food that would be going to waste in local cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and supermarkets that hasn't sold in time.
  • Before you shop, plan out your meals so you only buy what you need. Love Food Hate Waste have created a portion calculator and planner to help you understand the amount of food you need to buy and cook for each meal without wasting any.
  • Use up leftoversCreate new, tasty recipes using your leftover food
  • Check your fridge temperature. Turning the fridge down to 5 degrees or lower can keep your food fresher for longer.
  • Understand the difference between 'use by' and 'best before'. Best before' refers to quality, it means your food will be at its best before the date given. After this date it may not be at its 'best' but it is still safe to eat. 'Use by' refers to safety. You must not eat food past the 'use by' date.
  • Freeze what you won't eat. It is safe to freeze food right up to and including the 'use by' date. Hit the pause button on food you haven't had time to eat.
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