Community Fridge Network gets boost from National Lottery funding

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Hubbub predicts Community Fridges are re-distributing between 200kg – 1,400kg a month

Food waste reduction project the Community Fridge Network has been granted £160,000 of National Lottery funding.

Set up in July 2017 by environmental charity Hubbub, the scheme puts fridges stocked with surplus food from businesses and households in the heart of the community.

Funding will help to to establish fridges in 50 communities over the next year and support 70 in total over the next three years.

It was originally funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, North London Waste Authority, The Funding Network and Sainsbury’s and with fridges and freezers donated by Bosch.

Nearby Sainsbury’s stores also donate surplus food to the fridges.

Trewin Restorick, CEO and co-founder of Hubbub, said: “A Community Fridge is such a simple way to make sure healthy, perishable food gets put to good use and it serves a much wider role in bringing communities together.

“We’d love to see these in place right across the UK and we’re particularly keen to hear from people in the South West who would be interested in joining us.”

A further 21 Community Fridges are in the process of being set up in areas such as Oldham, Peterborough and Norfolk.

Hubbub predicts Community Fridges are re-distributing between 200kg – 1,400kg a month.


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