Norfolk County Council and Action for Children launched a new Community Fridge in Norwich, last week, in a growing effort to tackle food waste.

Located at Earlham Early Childhood and Family Service centre on Motum Road in Norwich, the fridge will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Thursday for residents and businesses to share surplus food and for anyone in the community to help themselves to quality food that would otherwise be wasted.

Norwich district manager at Action for Children, Emma Broom, said: “Every child should have a safe and happy childhood but too many are living in food poverty. At the same time, food waste is a big issue in Norfolk and the rest of the UK, with the average household throwing away £700 worth of food every year.

“Most food waste is avoidable, and we want to make the most of unwanted food by making sure it goes to families who need it. So, we’re calling on all local food businesses and allotment owners in the Norwich area to donate surplus food from February onwards and do their bit.”

To find out more about community fridges in Norfolk visit our Community Fridges webpage.  

The new fridge is one of a growing number opening up across the UK. The concept first arrived in the UK in 2016 and there are now over 50 projects running across the country.