Published: 6th Mar 2019

The world’s first Community Fridge Network will double in size from 50 to 100 by the end of 2020, thanks to National Lottery funding. Founded by Hubbub in July 2017, community fridges are across the UK and provide a place for local residents and businesses to donate surplus food, which is available for anyone in the community to take, with each fridge on average saving half a tonne of food per month. It’s estimated £13bn of edible food is thrown away from UK households every year. As well as reducing food waste, Hubbub says the fridges encourage a spirit of sharing and can help strengthen community bonds. In a survey of the users of 21 Community Fridges, 50% said they have improved their sharing skills, 45% say they use it for cooking and growing workshops and 30% said they are now sharing other household items too. Trewin Restorick, founder and CEO, Hubbub said: … (To read the full article, subscribe below)