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Help us lead the way to alleviate food poverty and fight food waste in Merton
What is a 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.

Why does Merton need a Community Fridge?
 
The need for food assistance in Merton is rising. Between 2015-17, 33% of residents accessed local food banks. At the same time, huge amounts of good food is going to waste - not all of which is recycled.
 
We know that many businesses and residents would donate fresh food if they had the opportunity and a Community Fridge in Merton will provide this essential link that does not exist in the borough at present.

How can you help?

By donating to the Community Fridge 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.

ONE DONATION, TWICE THE IMPACT
 
What is the Big Give Christmas Challenge?

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the U.K.’s largest match funding campaign.
 
What does this mean for you?

 
Through the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the first £2000 raised for the Community Fridge from 3rd - 10th December via the Big Give platform will be doubled!
 
How do I donate during the Big Give Christmas Challenge?

If you intend to donate during the week of the Big Give Christmas Challenge Campaign, please email us and we will send you a reminder when the giving week begins on #GivingTuesday!


For more information about Merton's first Community Fridge and how you can support this exciting project please click the link below to visit our website
 
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If you are interested in helping us spread the word and fundraise for this project as part of the Big Give, please do get in touch, thank you!
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