A chance meeting between two local residents who shared a vision to alleviate food poverty and food waste has resulted in a Community Fridge being opened in Ruddington.
This has been made possible with the support of The Hubbub network, grants that have been received from both the Co-op and Nottingham County Council, the Parish Council who have given their backing, and the local Co-op who have agreed to be our food share partner.
Community Fridges are similar to food banks, but are run on a very different model. They are social spaces that bring people together to eat, connect, learn new skills and reduce food waste.
A Community Fridge can be accessed by anyone who lives within that community and wants to share food or take part in related activities that the group has to offer.
Here in Ruddington, the Community Fridge will be known as The Ruddington Pantry. It will be open twice weekly on Wednesdays between 12 noon and 1:30pm and on Sundays between 4pm and 5.30pm in St Peter’s Rooms. It will open its doors on Wednesday 6th April 2022.
There is a warm welcome waiting for everyone.
If you’d like to become a volunteer at either session, please call Carol or Gwen on 07730 357 122 or 07815 996 128.
Carol Jaggers & Gwen Eyre