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Come along and help us reduce food waste.
Free food for all!
The Community Fridge & Cupboard was launched in August 2020 and is a great way of reducing food waste, bringing people together (in a COVID-secure way of course!) and building the local community.
So how does it work? Anyone who has food they do not need or will not eat can donate it to be used by others in the local community. We have regular donations from Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Lidl, Booker and Aldi, donating surplus stock which would have previously gone to landfill.
We also have donations from individuals who have food they do not want, and we have had some wonderful donations from people who have grown produce themselves and found they cannot get through all their crop!
We work on an ethos of take what you need and give what you have excess of. How often do we buy something at the supermarket and then realise we bought too much, do not like it, or had the wrong item delivered in an online shop? Now it is easy to share it with someone who would like it. If you have nothing to donate, that is no problem!
Come along to the Hale Community Centre and see if there is anything you want or try something new to prevent food going to landfill. The Community Fridge & Cupboard is open from 1 to 3pm on Mondays and 11am to 12noon on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is free to all, regardless of financial situation.
Thanks to Farnham Men in Sheds, we now have an outside cupboard which enables us to have a dry place outside to store fruit and vegetables, accessible to all at any time.
Do pop in if you are passing to see if we have any food, you can use and help prevent it being wasted.
For more information, download a Press Release and follow us on Facebook for up to date news as to what's available in our cupboard and fridge.