‘Give it away’ warning on holiday food waste Nick Cater August 9, 2019November 6, 2019 Heading off on holiday but still got a fridge full of food? Give it away or sort out good storage is the advice from Somerset Waste Partnership. Many foods can be frozen until you get back with a tan, while neighbours and friends will welcome an edible gift before you go. And a smart tip is to cook a meal and freeze it so there is something that can be defrosted when you get back without waiting for the shops to open. Among the handy holiday hints: You know when you are going away so make a meal plan now, buy only what you need until your departure, shop with and stick to a list, and eat into your fridge and freezer to save money so there is more for vacation treats. Far more than most expect can be frozen, from bread, milk and cheese to eggs – separate yolks and whites or beat together – yoghurt, cooked meats, and many vegetables. Freeze any packaged frozen foods still in date. Use an app like Olio to share food that would otherwise go to waste, or just make a list and message friends or knock on neighbours’ doors – research shows the vast majority of people would welcome a free gift of food. Long journey to the airport, or travelling by car, coach or train? Make meals or snacks for the journey to both save food and – have you seen airport and on-board prices? – save yet more money for an even happier holiday. Check here for more ideas on how to save food all year round. For how to waste less, recycle more and save money, sign up for our e-newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.