Hunstanton Town Council has opened the town’s first community fridge in an effort to help tackle food waste and to assist residents who are in need. The community fridge will enable local residents to access free food sourced from supermarkets, stores, cafés, and farms that would otherwise have gone to waste. The fridge is accessible to anyone to use, referrals are not required. The fridge can provide access to fresh food without any stigma. As the UK rebuilds from the impact of COVID-19 community fridges are evolving to help the UK meet a range of financial, social, and environmental challenges including cutting food waste, promoting healthy eating, supporting people facing financial challenges, and tackling loneliness.
The Ringwood Community Fridge is a friendly, accessible and community-led initiative, based in the Library at Greyfriars, in Ringwood. It is open to everyone, regardless