Monday, 6 February 2017

Community Fridge – new project coming to Milton Keynes

Get funded to run an innovative project aiming at reducing food waste & helping people in need

What is the concept about?

Community fridges are a temporary home to unwanted food, be it surplus from retailers, eateries or households. The idea is that those who have no use for an item of food can see it go to someone who does. Money is saved and less food is consigned to the bin. Of course come with rules and food safety regulations fit for their host community.

The concept is simple but the implications are huge. Hubbub charity trialled a community fridge in 2016 as a part of Sainsbury’s Waste Less Save More in Swadlincote. Within 4 months 1.3 tonnes of food was exchanged in this small Derbyshire town, reaching 277 individuals and 11 community organisations.

HubHub are now interested in trialling the Community Fridge project in Milton Keynes and are looking for local groups and organisations, who would like to get involved.

If you are interested, please contact Anna at Community Action: MK on anna@communityactionmk.org or you can get in touch with Tessa at: tessa@hubbub.org.uk or call +44 o 20 3701 7542.

Community Action: MK will be able to support you with finding volunteers and giving you funding advice along the project.