What is a community fridge?
A community fridge is an open access fridge stocked with surplus food from local supermarkets and other businesses that is freely available to all members of the community. By saving food that would otherwise end up in the bin, they help fight food waste and food poverty. The average fridge saves over 7000kg of food a year!
Would you like to start a community fridge?
Replenish have launched a free training programme to help Oxfordshire residents set up community fridges in their local area. Participants will be supported through every step of the process, from finding a venue to securing funding for a fridge. They will also receive one-to-one support from community fridge expert Riki Therivel. Riki founded Banbury Food for Charities – the Banbury equivalent of the Oxford food bank – as well as setting up two community fridges in Oxford.
Join an existing working group
We currently have teams setting up Community Fridges in Oxford city, Abingdon, Witney, Wantage and Bicester.
To find out about starting a fridge or joining an existing team, contact Anais at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants at our introductory workshop held at Botley Community Fridge