The Witham Community Fridge was set up in October 2019 and its aim is to reduce food poverty and food waste. Thousands of tonnes of useable food is taken to landfill on a daily basis. We have teamed up with FareShare and Neighbourly to collect food surplus from them to redistribute via our Community Fridge which is located inside the hub.
Our dedicated team of volunteers go to local supermarkets 6 nights a week to collect any usable surplus and take it back to the hub. We also accept items from you… if you have a bulging apple tree or a glut of veg that you just can’t use or freeze then bring it down and pop it into the fridge for others.
There are no awkward questions asked if you want to use the fridge, we run the fridge on the basis you can leave a donation if you can to go towards the hub running costs, so just pop in with a bag and take what you need and leave what you can
Pop over to our Facebook page to see what we have in the fridge on a daily basis
‘Fact… during lockdown we collected over 200 times from all the local supermarkets and saved over 15 tonnes of food going to landfill’