Since its launch in April last year, the community fridge in Frome has saved more than 20,000 food items from landfill, appeared on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday night food feast, and inspired many other community fridges to open in the UK. The fridge was set up by ‘Edventure school for community enterprise’ and Frome Town Council to help reduce food waste going to landfill. The fridge regularly receives food donations from local businesses and retailers in Frome such as Greggs and M&S.
“We are hoping to receive donations from other retailers such as the CoOp, in the next few months.” Says Lauren Goodey who manages the fridge. “We are so grateful to all of our volunteers who have helped to collect the food and clean the fridge. We will be looking for more volunteers to help with collections in the future. If you can help, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be celebrating the fridge’s first birthday sometime in May, and launching a delicious soup, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more information.” www.facebook.com/communityfridgefrome
If you haven’t visited the fridge yet, you can find it in the Cheese and Grain car park at Loop de Loop Gallery. The community fridge is open to all from 8am to 8pm so please donate any of your surplus edible food here to share with the community.