Lancaster West Community Fridge

Lancaster West Community Fridge is open

What time does the fridge open?
 
Wednesdays: 1.30 - 4.30pm 
 Thursdays: 3.30 - 6.30pm 

The Lancaster West Community Fridge was launched on Thursday 23 September. It is located in the North Kensington Resource Centre. 

A community fridge is a space where anyone can exchange food that would otherwise go to waste. Run by local volunteers, the fridge also provides a social space to share recipes, have a laugh and learn more about food and growing your own.  

The Lancaster West Community Fridge is one of over 150 community fridges across the UK helping thousands of people connect to their neighbours, save money, learn new skills and reduce waste.  

Community fridges are:  

  • Friendly  
  • Open to all  
  • Accessible  
  • Community-led  
  • Focused on environmental impact of reducing food waste  
  • Spaces to access new skills and friends 

 Community fridges are not

      X Food banks  
      X A solution to food insecurity  
      Means tested 
 

Where do we source our food from?

The Community Fridge Network has developed a ‘food donor network’, which is a group of national retailers who have agreed to support certified members with surplus food from their stores, as and when possible. We also get donations from residents. 

We have teamed up with Hubbub to create a community vegetable patch and host a food growing kit giveaway so residents can grow their own food. 

Foods we can accept

-  Sealed packed foods
-  Cheeses
-  Fresh fruits
-  Fresh vegetables
-  Table sauces
-  Pastry
-  Unopened pasteurised milk and yoghurt
-  Unopened fruit juices salads
-  Fresh eggs (traceable lion stamped eggs with clean shells and use-by-date)

Foods we can’t accept

X Cooked food
X Bean sprout
X Cooked rice
X Raw milk cheeses
X Unpasteurised milk pates

More information

Get in touch with Hibo Yussuf Hibo.Yussuf@rbkc.gov.uk or call 07817095249 if you would like to find out more or could spare some time to volunteer.

The Community Fridge has been developed in partnership with Lancaster West Residents’ Association and is supported by Co-op and environmental charity Hubbub.