Boroughbridge Lions are on the hunt for a space in the centre of the town to open a community fridge, which would provide food to anyone in the local area.
The community group will work alongside Boroughbridge Community Care, a charity that offers help to those in need, to set up the space which would allow everyone to share surplus food, including donations from local food businesses, producers, households and gardens.
The organisations will be working with Hubbub which already helps to run 200 community fridges across the UK.
Food, such as dairy products, bread, tinned food and dry food destined for landfill would be donated by local shops or businesses and given to anyone in the community.
Lions member Sue Johnson said the space didn’t need to be huge, just big enough for a fridge and some shelving and somewhere central for people to access.
Ms Johnson said:
“We are still waiting for someone to come forward and offer us a space.
“Boroughbridge Community Care already hand out food parcels to six families locally. But we thought for people that aren’t aware of Boroughbridge Community Care, or who are struggling one week, then we would be there.”
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The plan is to start by opening the fridge one day a week and then, depending on how much food is donated and how large the demand is, open more days.
The space would be run by Lions and Boroughbridge Community Care staff.
Ms Johnson has asked anyone who may be able to offer a space or get involved in the project to email [email protected].