Since its launch at the beginning of lockdown in March, Stirling Community Food has provided over 175,502 meals to the community and prevented over sixty-seven tonnes of food from going to landfill – that’s equivalent in weight to at least twenty-two fully grown elephants!
Although it is often described as the Community Fridge, many fresh bakery goods and frozen foods can also be collected.
This project was initiated through funding from Stirling Council, through a winning pitch by Julie McPhee to the Lens Intrapreneurship Programme. This was to begin a community fridge, a small project making sandwiches from local eateries, for example, available through a fridge that would be open to the public at 44 King Street.
This project has been kindly part-funded by Stirling Council, but due to the consequences of coronavirus, we have more work to do than expected.