Lancaster West Community Fridge on BBC Radio 2 and The One Show!
Lancaster West Community Fridge was featured on BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show and The One Show sharing the everyday things we can all do to help the planet. Emma, who volunteers at the fridge on Lancaster West every week, talked about the impact the fridge has on the local community, and what they are doing to tackle food waste.
Since opening in September 2021 Lancaster West Community Fridge has saved 1,133 kilos of food from going to landfill which equates to over two tonnes of CO2 emissions saved. The fridge is based at North Kensington Resource Centre between Testerton and Hurstway Walk on Lancaster West Estate and is open twice a week: Wednesday 2.30 - 5.30pm and Thursday 12 - 3pm. It's open to all local residents to come, share food and recipes, and has become a space to socialise.
Produce is donated by local organisations that would have otherwise gone to waste. It's the first community fridge in Kensington and Chelsea. It was developed with Lancaster West Neighbourhood Team, Lancaster West Residents' Association and charity Hubbub. A big shout out to Kim who runs the fridge and all the volunteers who make it possible.