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Support your Community Fridge!

A community wellbeing hub in Stansted offers a welcoming, sociable indoor and outdoor meeting place and provides access to all kinds of community support groups and services. It is now seeking volunteers for its Community Fridge.

The Fridge will provide a place for excess or unsold food to be stored and then collected by members of the community.  The aim is to combat the large amounts of food waste from supermarkets and local shops.

The volunteers will help manage the fridge and larder, engage with visitors and collect excess food from the supermarkets.  Tasks will include:

  • collecting pre-agreed donations of food from partner supermarkets and local retailers
  • managing the stocking of the fridge and larder
  • weighing the amount of food received at the beginning of the day, and at the end (an indicator of impact)
  • regularly cleaning the fridge, and recording its temperature, and ensuring food is fairly distributed to visitors and that any surplus is passed to other projects/agencies.

Some of the volunteers involved must be Basic Food Hygiene level 2 certified. The training and certification can be completed online and the project will meet the costs.

Volunteers should be available for two (regular) hours per week, in either the mornings, afternoons or evenings (for food collection).

A clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle would be an advantage (for food collection roles) but is not essential.

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