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Pass the Pumpkin and make soup not waste this year!

Join our first ever “Pass the Pumpkin” Challenge at UKHarvest this October to make people COOK not just carve their pumpkin this year.

Last year it was estimated that 41% of pumpkins bought ended up in the bin, uneaten. It is expected that a terrifying 22 million pumpkins will go to waste this year. This Halloween you can help change this this scary statistic.

UKHarvest have come up with a simple and fun challenge to gather your friends with a pumpkin and follow our instructional video on the UKHarvest Instagram account or via this link. We want you to video the following messages loud and clear and share them as a story with the hashtag #passthepumpkin and tag @UKHarvest before cooking up something orange and delicious!

We are encouraging everyone to:

"Make Soup NOT Waste!" 

"Cook it DON’T Carve it!"

"Save our seeds!"

"Boil it DON’T spoil it!"

"Mash it DON’T Smash it!"

"Don’t be shy, make pumpkin pie!"

"Support UKHarvest this Winter."

"Together we can end food waste."

Pumpkins are cheap, nutritious and all different varieties are grown across the UK. This campaign aims to make people think twice about their food waste, and we reckon some hot pumpkin soup is just what we all need this Winter. 

UKHarvest uses its fleet of refrigerated vans to collect surplus food from across the supply chain to feed those who need it most. Please show support by sharing the “Pass the Pumpkin” Challenge or text your support with a simple £5 donation to help us rescue more pumpkins and feed our community. Text PUMPKIN to 70580.

Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be opting into hearing more from us.

If you would like to donate but don’t wish to hear more from us, please text PUMPKINNOINFO instead.


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