Norwich's first Community Fridge will be opening its doors on Monday 23 April.
Norwich's first Community Fridge will be opening its doors on Monday 23 April at St Francis Church in Heartsease thanks to funding from Sainsbury’s Waste less Save more scheme which aims to tackle food waste, as well as helping people save money on their food shopping.
Supported by a host of organisations including Norwich City Council, Recycle for Norfolk and the environmental charity Hubbub UK, Heartsease Community Fridge will be open three days a week initially to enable residents and businesses to share surplus food for free.
Among the first local businesses looking to contribute to the scheme, by donating a selection of unsold goods, are local butchers and delicatessen Archers as well as The Cottage Farm Growers Association. It is hoped that other local food businesses and retailers will also get on board and make use of the Community Fridge.
Heather Cracknell, Vicar of St. Francis Church said: "As an integral part of the local community, St. Francis Church is delighted to host the Heartsease Community Fridge, especially if it prevents perfectly good food from being thrown away. The scheme is an excellent way for local people to help themselves to good quality free food.”
Further details about the Heartsease Community Fridge can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/heartseasefridge and www.recyclefornorfolk.com/discoverycommunities or via Twitter and Facebook: @PlanEatSave @Recycle4Norfolk.