Three tonnes of food saved from going to waste

Saturday 30th July 2022 2:28 pm
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Chepstow Community Fridge volunteers Liz Atkinson and Catherine Higgs show the amount of food which has been saved from waste
Chepstow Community Fridge volunteers Liz Atkinson and Catherine Higgs celebrate the new total (Chepstow Community Fridge )

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Chepstow Community Fridge, which opened its doors for the first time in March this year, passed an important milestone on Friday July 22 when the amount of food they have saved from going to waste reached over three tonnes.  

The Community Fridge is one of more than 280 in the UK.  Volunteers collect surplus food donated by supermarkets, local retailers and other sources, and make it available free of charge to anyone who can use it. 

Although reducing food waste is the Community Fridge’s main aim, in these times of rising prices many Chepstow residents appreciate the opportunity to save on food bills.  

Normally the food available includes bread, fruit and vegetables and often ready meals, dairy products, cakes and other items. Local gardeners and allotment holders can also donate produce.

The Fridge is located in the former Rainbow café in Moor Street.  It is currently open on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 11am to 12. 

For further information – or if you would like to join the  growing group of volunteers supporting the Community Fridge - please visit the Chepstow Community Fridge Facebook page or email [email protected]

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