Fridge volunteer Sophia Graham-Hyde accepts the civic award from Lewes Town Mayor Matthew Bird

Community Fridge wins Civic Award

Lewes Community Fridge, part of Lewes Climate Hub, has been recognised for its contribution to the town by Lewes Town Council, as Jane Carpenter, who helped to set up the Fridge, reports

Lewes Community Fridge, based at 2 Fisher Street, has received a Civic Award from Lewes Town Council, having been open for just over a year, redistributing surplus food via an open-door policy.

Over its first 12 months, the Fridge has welcomed 1,009 visitors and saved 2,008 kilos of food from being thrown away!

The Fridge collects from Tesco and Waitrose via the charity FareShare, and also from Aldi and Gail’s Bakery. We also love to receive fresh fruit and vegetables from local projects, such as Lewes FC community garden and the Field project at Southerham (squash and chard), as well as welcoming donations from local people.

The food is offered to visitors on Saturday mornings from 10.30am-12.30pm, or whenever everything has gone!

We would like to say thank-you to Lewes Town Council for supporting us with funding and to Lewes District Council for the use of the premises at 2 Fisher Street. Thanks also to Hubbub for support and to Anna at Malling Food Bank for her help and guidance.

Most of all, massive thanks to all our fantastic volunteers who have made Lewes Community Fridge such a success!

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