Love Your Leftovers

Linguine covered in a tomato sauce with a basil leaf on top Thank you to everyone who took part in Love Your Leftovers. This campaign has now closed, but you can be inspired to tackle waste in your kitchen with our delicious leftovers recipes, including banana skin bacon by Love Your Leftovers winner, Olivia.

Are you thrifty in the kitchen? Can you save brown bananas from the bin? Got some great ways to use up yesterday’s Bolognese? We want to hear from you!

At Food Fellows, we’re always looking for ways to be more sustainable for our campus and planet. That’s why we’re on a mission to take the ‘waste’ out of ‘food waste’, starting this Stop Food Waste Day.

Did you know that 55% of students have used a food bank while at university? But that 9.5 million tonnes of food waste are thrown away in the UK every year? 

Join our food waste revolution today.

From 24 April to 31 May, we’re inviting you to love your leftovers by sharing your food waste-reducing tips and recipes with the University community.

  • Post on Instagram using the hashtag #LoveYourLeftovers. Don’t forget to tag us (@uobfoodfellows)
  • Submit your recipe or idea using the form below. Remember to include any photos or videos

We’ll choose the best recipes and tips to feature on our Instagram account and website each week, helping to inspire fellow students and staff to get creative with their own leftovers.

Our favourites will be entered into a prize draw to win a large fruit and veg box, brimming with fresh, homegrown produce from Winterbourne House and Garden and other local growers, plus a copy of Tamar Adler’s The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A-Z.

For every 100 submissions we receive, we will donate to the Guild’s Community Pantry, which provides one-off food parcels to students in need. Together, we really can make a difference.

Submit your idea

Terms and conditions

  • University staff and students with a valid ID number are eligible. No purchase is necessary.
  • Unlimited submissions per entrant. All recipes or tips should be shared through Instagram or our online form only.
  • Instagram entries will only be counted if you use #LoveYourLeftovers and tag @uobfoodfellows in the description or reel.
  • By submitting your recipe or ideas to us, you consent to us (Food Fellows) sharing it on our website and social media channels throughout the campaign period and in the future. You will be credited wherever possible.
  • The competition closes on 11.59pm on 31 May 2024.
  • The winning recipe or tip will be chosen by Food Fellows, and the winner contacted by email by the Campus Services Marketing team by Friday 7 June.
  • The prize must be claimed by 21 June via email. Food Fellows will then coordinate a suitable delivery date with the winner, before 31 August 2024.
  • The prize can only be delivered to a location on the University’s Edgbaston campus.
  • The prize is a large fruit and veg box from local growers, including Winterbourne House and Garden, plus a copy of Tamar Adler’s The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A-Z. Prizes are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. No cash alternative is available.
  • The winner must be willing to take part in publicity via Food Fellows’ social media. This will involve photo and/or video content. If the winner declines to feature in photographs, we reserve the right to pick an alternative winner.
  • Food Fellows reserve the right to withdraw this competition at any time.