WATCH THIS SPACE! BRISTOL FOOD NETWORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ST PAUL’S LEARNING CENTRE TO LAUNCH COMMUNITY FRIDGE
In January Bristol Food Network launches Bristol’s first ever ‘Community Fridge’, which will be trialled with the support of environmental charity Hubbub UK in a growing effort to tackle food waste.
The fridge, located at St Paul’s Learning Centre (SPLC), will be open every day to enable residents and businesses to share surplus food and for anyone to help themselves to quality food that would otherwise be wasted.
We are calling all food businesses, including allotment holders within the area to donate surplus food from 10 December onwards.
Food waste is a big issue in the UK. The average household throws away £470 worth of food every year and at the same time 4 million people in the UK are living in food poverty. Most food waste in the UK (4.1 million tonnes or 61%) is avoidable and could have been eaten had it been better managed.
The fridge is one of a growing number opening across the UK. The concept first arrived in the UK in 2016 with Community Fridges opening in Swadlincote, Frome and London. Now over 30 projects are running across the country.
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