Woodberry Down ‘community fridge’ opens its door to tackle food waste

Members of the community with Tessa Tricks, creative partner at Hubbub, and Carolina Correia deputy

Members of the community with Tessa Tricks, creative partner at Hubbub, and Carolina Correia deputy CEO of the Manor House development trust. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Hackney’s first food-waste tackling “community fridge” opened its door in Woodberry Down on Saturday.

Mayor of Hackney Phil Glanville with Tessa Tricks and Carolina Correia. Picture: Polly Hancock

Mayor of Hackney Phil Glanville with Tessa Tricks and Carolina Correia. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

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.


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