HUNDREDS of people have been helped by a community project which stops food that supermarket would normally throw away to be redistributed to those in need.

Monmouth Community Fridge operates from the Bridges Community Centre at Drybridge House and since it opened its doors on September 28 this year more than 4,000 kilo of food has been collected and distributed around the Monmouth area .

Figures released from the Fridge also show that as well as the hundreds of kilos of food saved so have 289 bunches of flowers have been passed on to people bringing some welcojme cheer.

And 1,671 visits have been made to the unit from 258 postcodes.

In a statement to the Beacon volunteers point out that of course, the downside of this is that the majority of towns do not have a Community Fridge so imagine all the food that is ending up in landfill.

In Monmouth the whole project is run by volunteers - some collect the food at night from Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and the Co-op, and some give it out the next day from the Stables at the side of Bridges.

The opening times for when food can be picked up are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30am - 12 noon and Monday and Wednesday between 3.30pm - 6pm.

Over the festive holiday period the Fridge will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

If anyone would like more information about the project you can find Monmouth Community Fridge on Facebook or email [email protected].

‘‘Please come along and support this worthwhile project as it is open to everyone.

‘‘We wish you a very Happy Christmas and a Happier New Year,’’ said the chafrity’s spokesperson.