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Merton's First Community Fridge

November 29, 2019
Member News
James Cook

The need for food assistance in Merton is rising. Between 2015-17, the number of residents accessing local food banks increased by 33%. At the same time, huge amounts of good food is going to waste, which is a big problem for communities and the planet.

As the borough’s leading environmental charity, Sustainable Merton has joined the Big Give Christmas Challenge - the UK’s largest match funding campaign - to double donations from residents and businesses supporting Merton’s first Community Fridge.

A Community Fridge is essentially just a big fridge, to be located in an accessible, friendly space where individuals and businesses can donate fresh edible food and members of the community can take what they want or need.

When the week-long Christmas Challenge goes live on #GivingTuesday, donations made via TheBigGive.org.uk from 3rd - 10th December will be doubled and have twice the impact! 

By donating to the Community Fridge from 3rd - 10th December and spreading the word, you can help us to improve the health and well being of local people and protect our environment by keeping good food out of the bin and into the hands of those who need it most.

Visit www.sustainablemerton.org to find out more.