Pass the Pumpkin Challenge



UKHarvest would love you take part in their “Pass The Pumpkin” Challenge 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. (Source

This Halloween you can help reduce this scary number…


Gather your friends with a pumpkin, follow the simple instruction video shown on the link below and video the pumpkin messages loud and clear, and share as a story on Instagram with the #passthepumpkin @UKHarvest before cooking up something orange and delicious.


This Halloween they want to encourage 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!”


You can even text your support with a simple £5 donation to help them rescue more pumpkins to feed those who need it most. To donate £5 Text PUMPKIN to 70580.


UK Harvest can’t bear that so many pumpkins go to waste when they are cheap, nutritious and different varieties are grown all over the UK. For recipe ideas to enjoy your pumpkin please visit


This campaign launched this week and it or aims to make people think twice about their food waste, and they reckon some hot pumpkin soup is just what we all need this Winter. They would love you to help them and all fingers crossed less pumpkins get wasted this year.

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