THE COMMUNITY FRIDGE
By Teresa Read
First published in The Twickenham Tribune 10/02/17 Edition 0014
This week’s film from the Twickenham Alive Film Festival is “Real Junk Food” – see HERE. This is about a café in Bristol which uses food that would have been wasted.
This film came to mind when coming across someone who regularly looks for food in the bins at the back of one of Twickenham’s well known food shops. Why should someone have to look in bins? Shouldn’t edible food which is past its sell-by date be given to those who need it and be easily accessible in areas where they live?
A search on the internet put me in touch with a number of food redistribution agencies until I was finally recommended to look at the “Community Fridge” - this seemed to be just the sort of thing I had in mind. The idea of the “fridge” is to give local people access to unwanted food shared by local businesses.
If you are interested in this project you can register for more information on the website https://www.hubbub.org.uk/the-community-fridge. This website is well worth a visit; you can find top food tips as well as lots of recipes and subscribe for regular information.
If you would like to replicate the Community Fridge in your area email firstname.lastname@example.org