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The average UK household wastes £730 a year by throwing away food and drink which could have been eaten. In addition, £3 billion is wasted by the food sector. Despite growing awareness of food waste, there are few easy ways for people or businesses to get food near its ‘use by’ date to others.

Community fridges provide business and individuals with the opportunity to share food that otherwise would have been wasted. They are public places where surplus food is shared between people in a community. Anybody can access the community fridge, there is no need to register, simply turn up during opening hours and make use of the facility and help good food from going to waste.

So far across the UK, Community Fridges have helped thousands of people connect within their communities, access nutritious food, save money and reduce waste. In Norfolk we have got the largest Community Fridge Network outside of London. To find your local community fridge, see the map below.

Find Your Local Community Fridge

Here in Norfolk we are proud that we have several Community Fridges* with more planned.

*Some Community Fridges may have different opening hours over bank holidays. Please check with your local fridge before visiting.

 

What can I do?

You can get involved by:

 

Setting up a Community Fridge

Image of preparation of Community Fridge stockWant to see a Community Fridge in your local area? Hubbub have created a ‘How To’ guide and template materials to take you through, step by step, the stages for setting up a new Community Fridge.

They’ve also created the Community Fridge Network to connect all of the Community Fridge projects across the UK and IE, so you can exchange advice and support.