Launched on 29th June 2020
What is the Hawkhurst Community Fridge?
Community Fridges are communal places where surplus food is shared by local businesses and individuals. So far Community Fridges have helped thousands connect to their communities, access nutritious food, save money and reduce waste.
Hawkhurst’s Community Fridge opened on 29 June 2020 and it is about the 50th in the UK, so we are pioneering for our little corner of Kent. The location is outside the new Green Shop on Rye Road. Join our Facebook group ‘Hawkhurst Community Fridge‘ for regular updates.
We receive donations from local businesses and organisations, and individuals. Anyone is welcome to come and take food from the fridge. Community Fridge operations vary from place to place and should all be run safely and efficiently, demonstrating their positive social and environmental impact. All volunteers are food hygiene trained and the premises are registered and insured.
HCT 2018 have joined The Community Fridge Network – a UK-wide Community Fridge network redistributing food that would otherwise go to waste. The network enables experiences to be shared and impact to be collated, so projects gain credibility and support nationally. The average UK family wastes £810 a year by throwing away food and drink which could have been eaten, and £3 billion is wasted by food sectors. So far Community Fridges have helped thousands connect to their communities, access nutritious food, save money and reduce waste.
Hawkhurst has a history of addressing hunger with our very own OXO story: Hawkhurst’s OXO Story
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