Diana and her dedicated team of volunteers are on a mission to eliminate food waste locally.
Unfortunately the Fridge will be closed from Friday 27th March until further notice. This is because a number of our volunteers are having to self-isolate.
We will add any updates here when/if it is safe for the Fridge to reopen, and any other arrangements we're able to put in place for donating or distributing food.
For information about local food banks, see...
The fridge is a community asset where anyone can collect surplus, good quality food that would otherwise be binned.
Volunteers collect the food from local shops and cafes. Donations from individuals are also welcome, including surplus produce from allotments and gardens.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon until the food runs out.
Outside Leytonstone Methodist Church, 578 High Road Leytonstone
(junction with Lister Road).
The Community Fridge project reduces food waste, providing users with good quality surplus food. The food is donated by a range of local businesses of all sizes, as well as by individuals. The range of foods is culturally wide, and includes baked goods, ambient, fresh produce, drinks and chilled food including meat, dairy and vegan. There is no charge for the food, although donations are always welcome.
Unlike a food bank, the main aim here is to reduce food waste. While food banks never offer ambient food that is past its Best Before date, the Fridge does. Best Before is safe to eat (as distinct from 'Use by' labels on fresh food), although quality may be slightly impaired. For more info see the Food Standards Agency guidelines.
The Fridge is part of the Hubbub Community Fridge Network. So far over 80 Community Fridges have been set up across the UK, helping thousands connect with their communities whilst accessing nutritious food and reducing waste. Many more are in the planning stage.
The project welcomes new volunteers, both driver/collectors and stall workers. Hours are shortish but intense! Please contact Diana at email@example.com