what is a

Community Fridge

In the UK

 

people live in food poverty

The Average Family Wastes

 

tonnes per year

Free to All

 

The community fridge is a simple response.

As well as helping us to tackle the issue of food waste (see above) the community fridge allows us to offer this surplus free to anyone in the community.

As well as our own surplus, anyone in the community can drop off good but unwanted food. We check it is safe to eat, and that packaging is undamaged, relabeling as appropriate, and then store it in the Fridge/Freezer so that anyone can help themselves to it.

This achieves a dual aim of reducing food waste, redistributing unwanted food to others who can make use of it, whilst also allowing people to access items that otherwise would be outside of their budget.