Community Fridges save and share food that would otherwise go to waste.
I visited Chesham Community Fridge and met some of the brilliant volunteers there. It’s a non-profit charity which gives out surplus food from supermarkets.
The volunteers prepare more than 100 “magic bags” every session. All the goods are collected from local supermarkets and carefully stored at the correct temperature until they are distributed.
Each “magic bag” is balanced with fresh fruit and veg, bread, store cupboard items, frozen meals, sweet treats and often household goods and flowers. All items that otherwise end up in landfill.
The people who use the fridge are a mixture. Refugees and people in need who are looking to supplement their household income and others who are ecologically minded and want to reduce food waste.
There are more and more community fridges springing up across the Chilterns. Click here to find your nearest fridge.
If you’d like to find out more and/or support Chesham Community Fridge, they are always looking for:
- More volunteers – see their webpage for more info
- More magic bags – clean, strong polypropylene bags like these ones (big bags with handles you can get from most big shops, not “bags for life”).
- Donations – click here to see their Amazon Wishlist.
FROM WEDNESDAY 23rd – MONDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2022 I’ll be donating 25% of the profits from book sales to CHESHAM COMMUNITY FRIDGE. So if you were thinking of buying a book, now is a great time to do it. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR COPY!