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Share your seasonal excess at the Community Fridge

THE team behind Frome’s Community Fridge, located in the Market Yard car park, are appealing to residents, asking them to share their ‘seasonal excess’ over the Christmas period. 

Residents can help by donating surplus food items for the fridge, which will be available to anyone; or by making a financial donation to help safeguard the fridge’s future. 

The team say, “If you buy too many mince pies or have a surplus of sprouts, you can support the Community Fridge over the festive holidays by donating any unopened food items or fresh items like fruit and vegetables. 

The team of 22 dedicated volunteers who run the fridge – which recently featured on an episode of the BBC’s Escape to the Country – will be entering their busiest time of the year and are expected to double their collections over the Christmas period. 

Volunteer co-ordinator Terri Pitts said, “The Community Fridge is now saving over 30 tonnes of food a year from being thrown away, by collecting excess food from supermarkets, local shops and cafes.  

“Individuals can donate too and the food from the Fridge is available to anyone, just turn up and see what’s available!” 

The Community Fridge was set up as a community project with Edventure and Frome Town Council in 2016.  Several shops around Frome already donate and more recently, Costa Coffee and the Co-op at Badcox have started to donate to the Community Fridge.  

And as the team are now collecting and distributing more food than ever before, the team could do with your support.  

Offer a donation this Christmas to help safeguard the Community Fridge for the future, further information can be found here: https://bit.ly/CommunityFridgeFund 

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