Thorpe St. Andrew has a Community Fridge, it is located at the Dussindale Community Centre in Thorpe St Andrew and is open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturday 9am-11am to enable residents and businesses to share surplus food for free. Anyone can help themselves to free quality food that would otherwise have been wasted.
D&F McCarthy and Co-op contribute to the scheme, by donating a selection of unsold goods.
Food waste is a big issue in the UK. The average family throws away £700 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.
Otherwise known as ‘Honesty’ Fridges, Community Fridges have been successfully introduced in Spain, Germany and other parts of the UK. Recycle for Norfolk is working to establish a network Community Fridges across Norfolk as part of the eight councils’ effort to prevent food waste.
Further details about the Community Fridge can be found at www.facebook.com/Dussindalecommunityfridge and via Twitter @PlanEatSave and @Recycle4Norfolk