A NEW Community Fridge has been opened in Alcester for struggling residents to help themselves.
The fridge has been set up by Alcester Baptist Church, with the financial support of environmental charity Hubbub UK.
And it is hoped the role of the fridge will be two-fold – to provide food for residents who need it, and as a drop off point for those in the community with excess food, to prevent food waste.
The fridge is in the grounds of the baptist church on Church Street and is open to everyone to use. It will work in collaboration with the existing fridge in the town, at St Nicholas School in St Faith’s Road, which is open to the school community.
Residents, local food businesses or allotment holders can donate their surplus food from Monday (July 25).
Rev Alison Mackay, Alcester Baptist Minister, who began developing the idea last year, said: “These fridges play a vital role in communities across the UK by, not only providing access to good quality food while reducing food waste, but by bringing people together to share and learn skills from one another.”
To find out more about the community fridge email [email protected] or visit https://www.facebook.com/Alcester-Community-Fridge-100105099382838