Woodberry Down ‘community fridge’ opens its door to tackle food waste
PUBLISHED: 13:40 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:28 13 September 2017
Hackney’s first food-waste tackling “community fridge” opened its door in Woodberry Down on Saturday.
Launched by environmental charity Hubbub UK and firm Bosch, the fridge at Redmond Community Centre will be open every day to anyone who wants to donate surplus food – or help themselves to anyone else’s.
Carolina Correia, project manager at the Manor House Development Trust, which runs the centre said: “We are really excited to open a community fridge and continue our efforts to tackle food waste in the local area.
“Together with our community food waste meals, we believe the community fridge will be a great addition for local people!”
The centre is calling on all food businesses in Hackney to donate their surplus food to the fridge. Some £13 billion of food is thrown away each year by households and a further £3 billion worth is wasted by the hospitality and food service sector.