95 Community Fridges & Share Houses in the UK

95 Community Fridges & Share Houses in the UK

The average UK family wastes £810 a year by throwing away food and drink, and £3 billion is wasted by food sectors. Despite growing awareness of food waste, there are few easy ways for people or businesses to get food near its ‘sell by’ date to others. Community Fridges allow perishable food that would have been wasted to be shared with local people.  Hubbub started the first Community Fridge in Derbyshire in 2016 and since then there are now over 50 Community Fridges open across the UK. These fridges have helped thousands connect to their communities, access nutritious food, save money and reduce waste.

SET UP A COMMUNITY FRIDGE

Want to see a Community Fridge in your local area? Hubbub have created a ‘How To Guide’ and template materials to take you through the stages for setting up a Community Fridge. They’ve also created the free Community Fridge Network to connect all of the Community Fridge projects across the UK and IE, so you can exchange advice and support.

If you’d like a copy of the ‘How To’ guide or more information on joining the network, drop them an e-mail at communityfridge@hubbub.org.uk.

You can also join the open Community Fridge Facebook group here.

London

  1. Belvedere Community Fridge Mitchell Cl, DA17 6AA
  2. Bostall Library Community Group Fridge 115 King Harolds Way, Bexleyheath DA7 5RE
  3. Catford Fridge Station Lewisham Irish Community Centre, 2A Davenport Rd, Catford, London SE6 2AZ
  4. The Borough Free Fridge St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire
  1. Foodprint (Social Supermarket & Food Redistribution Network) 101 Sneinton Road, Nottingham, NG2 3QL
Leicestershire
  1. Coalville Children’s Centre Community Fridge 3 High Street, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3EA
  2. Wigston Magna Community Fridge Sure Start Children’s Centre, Long St, Wigston LE18 2AH

East of England

Cambridgeshire
  1. Cambridge Community Fridge The EDGE Café, 351 Mill Road, CB1 3DF Cambridge
  2. Downham Community Fridge Downham Market, PE38 9JU
  3. Freeda the Fridge Paston Farm Center, Freston, PE4 7XB
  4. Millfield Community Fridge Open Door Church Hall, Peterborough, PE1 2LY
  5. Shop for your Community People’s Fridge 60 High Street, Sawston, Cambridge, CB22 3BG
  6. Swaffham Community Fridge Iceni Partnership, Community Centre, The Campingland, Swaffham, PE377RB
  7. West Raven Big Local Community Fridge Hampton Court, Peterborough PE3 7LD
  8. Yaxley Community Fridge Yaxley Parish Council, Amenity Centre, Main Street, Yaxley, Peterborough, PE7 3LU
Hertfordshire
  1. Chesham Community Fridge Chesham, HP5 1EG, United Kingdom
  2. Hertfordshire University Community Fridge The Oval, 40 Roberts Way, Hatfield AL10 9JL
  3. High Wycombe Community Friendly Fridge 43 Oakridge Rd, High Wycombe HP11 2PH
  4. Aylesbury Community Fridge The Vineyard Centre, Gatehouse Cl, Aylesbury HP19 8DN
Norfolk
  1. Costessey Community Fridge West Costessey Hall, Poethlyn Drive, Queen’s Hills, Costessey, Norfolk, NR8 5BP
  2. Dereham Community Fridge 20 High St, Dereham NR19 1DR
  3. Dussindale Centre Community Fridge The Dussindale Community Centre, Pound Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0SR
  4. Fakenham Community Fridge First Focus, Oak Street, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9DY
  5. Heartsease Community Fridge St. Francis Church, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9UQ
  6. Lowestoft Community Fridge Roman Rd, Lowestoft NR32 2DQ
  7. MESH Community Fridge Shrublands Youth and Adult Centre, Magdalen Way, NR31 7BP Gorleston-On-Sea, Norfolk, United Kingdom
  8. Wayland Community Fridge (Coming soon!) The Wayland Partnership, Wayland House, High Street, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6AR
  9. Thetford Community Fridge Abbey Neighbourhood Centre, Exeter Way, Thetford, IP24 1EE
  10. South Lynn Community Fridge Kings Lynn Baptist Church, Wisbech Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5JS
  11. North Walsham Community Fridge 4 St Nicholas Rd, North Walsham NR28 9HN
  12. Wymondon Community Kitchen and Fridge Norwich Rd, Wymondham NR18 0SZ
Essex
  1. Halstead Community Fridge The Lodge Gate, the Causeway, Halstead, CO9 1ET, United Kingdom

South East

Isle of Wight
  1. Aspire Ryde Community Fridge Trinity Buildings, Dover St, Ryde PO33 2BN
Oxfordshire
  1. Banbury Community Fridge Merton Street Mosque, Merton Street OX16 4RX Banbury, Oxfordshire
  2. Botley Community Fridge 81 West Way OX2 9JY
  3. The Mix Community Fridge The Mix Community Space, 15 Mill Street, Wantage, OX12 9AB
Surrey
  1. Dorking Community Fridge Church St, Dorking RH4 1DW
  2. Dorking Community Fridge at Goodwyns Stubs Hill, Dorking RH4 2QD
  3. Godalming Community Fridge Citizens Advice Bureau, 36 Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HP
  4. Merstham Community Fridge 2a Portland Dr, Merstham, Redhill RH1 3HY
Buckinghamshire

© Hubbub

  1. Milton Keynes Community Fridge – Daisychain Bletchley Daisychain Family Centre, c/o Abbeys Primary School, Melrose Avenue, Bletchley, MK3 6PS
  2. Milton Keynes Community Fridge – Woughton The Local Centre, Garraways, Coffee Hall, Milton Keynes MK6 5EG
  3. Milton Keynes Community Fridge – Wolverton The Old Bath House and Community Centre, 205 Stratford Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5RL
  4. Milton Keynes Community Fridge – Vineyard Netherfield Grand Union Vineyard Church, Broadlands, Netherfield, MK6 4YP
Berkshire
  1. The Weller Centre Community Fridge – Amersham Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 5NA
    (We can’t seem to find any website or facebook page for this, if anyone has information on this community fridge do let us know at info@zerowastenear.me)
East Sussex
  1. Phoenix Community Fridge The Phoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, Brighton, BN2 9ND
  2. Forest Row Community Fridge Forest Row Community Fridge-Lower Road Car Park, Forest Row, RH18 5HE
West Sussex
  1. Littlehampton Community Fridge Littlehampton Library, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5NA
Kent
  1. Repton Connect Community Fridge Repton Connect Community Centre, Repton Avenue, Ashford, Kent , TN23 3RX
  2. The Kitchen CT9 Community Fridge The Kitchen CT9, 3 Cliff Terrace, Margate, Kent CT9 1RU

South West

Dorset
  1. Boscombe Community Fridge Boscombe Library, 32 Hawkwood Rd, Bournemouth BH5 1BY
  2. Bridport Community Fridge The Unitarian Chapel in the Garden, 49 East St, Bridport DT6 3JX
  3. Townsend Community Fridge Jewell Rd, Bournemouth BH8 0LT
  4. Branksome Community Fridge Branksome Library, 212 Ashley Road, Poole, BH14 9BY
Bristol
  1. Compass Point Community Fridge South St, Bristol BS3 3AU
  2. Café Church Community Fridge 4a Amberley Rd, Stoke Lodge, Patchway, BS34 6BU
Devon
  1. Eat That Frog 89 Torbay Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6AJ
  2. ReROOTed Community Fridge Tiverton Phoenix Ln, Tiverton EX16
Somerset
  1. Frome Community Fridge Loop de Loop Square, Justice Ln, Frome Market, BA11 1BE Frome, Somerset
Wiltshire
  1. Bemerton Heath Community Fridge St.Michael’s Community Centre, St.Michael’s Road, Bemerton Heath, Salisbury SP2 9LE
  2. Westbury Community Fridge Albion House, Market Pl, Westbury BA13 3DE
Cornwall
  1. CHAOS Community Fridge 3 St Clement Vean, Tregolls Rd, Truro TR1 1RN

West Midlands

Shropshire
  1. Brookside Community Fridge Brookside Centre, Burford, Telford TF3 1LP
Birmingham
  1. The Real Junk Food Project (Winson Green Sharehouse) Unit 58, Western Business Park, Great Western Close, Birmingham, B18 4QF
Worcestershire
  1. Upton Community Fridge Upton Baptist Church, Old St, Upton upon Severn, Worcester WR8 0HN

Yorkshire & Humber

North Yorkshire
  1. Ryedale Free Fridge Saville St, Malton YO17 7LL
  2. Filey Community Fridge 1 Murray St, Filey YO14 9DB
  3. Hun-Free Hunmanby Community Free Fridge Community Centre, 35 Stonegate, Hunmanby, YO14 0NS
Sheffield
  1. University of Sheffield – The Edge 34 Endcliffe Cres, Sheffield S10 3ED
  2. The Real Junk Food Project (Sharehouse Market) 49 Carlisle Street, Sheffield, S4 7LJ
  3. Arbourthorne Community Fridge Arbourthorne Community Primary School, Eastern Avenue, Sheffield, S2 2GQ
Leeds
  1. ? Food Revival Market Hall Unit 3, Prospect Park, Grangefield Industrial Estate, Pudsey, LS28 6LF

North East

County Durham 
  1. Consett Community Fridge The Alt Group Office, 6 John Street Square, Consett DH8 5AR
  2. Fridge for all 15 Church St, Shildon DL4 1DS
Tyne & Wear
  1. YMCA North Tyneside Church Way, North Shields NE29 0AB
Lancashire
  1. Lancaster University Community Fridge – Bowland Porters Lodge Bowland College, Bowland Ave E, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YT
  2. Lancaster University Community Fridge – Pendle College Porters Lodge Pendle College, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW

North West

Merseyside
  1. New Brighton Community Fridge 221 Seabank Rd, Wallasey CH45 1HE

Wales

Swansea
  1. Fishguard and Goodwick Community Fridge Transition Bro Gwaun, c/o Abergwaun Gateway Club, off Clive Road, SA65 9DA Fishguard
  2. Haverfordwest Community Fridge Pembrokeshire Frame Ltd, Old Hakin Road SA61 1XF
  3. Narberth Community Fridge Bloomfield House Community Centre, Redstone Rd, Narberth SA67 7ES
  4. Swansea Community Fridge The Connect Project, The Customs House, Cambrian Pl, Swansea SA1 1RG
Aberyswyth
  1. Aberyswyth Community Fridge 21 Bridge Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 1PZ

Northern Ireland

  1. Cloughmills Community Fridge 60 Main St, Cloughmills, Ballymena BT44 9LF
  2. Dungiven Community Fridge Glenshane Care Centre, 50 Legavallon Rd, Dungiven, Londonderry BT47 4QL

Scotland

Glasgow
  1. Glasgow Uni Community Fridge University of Glasgow Library, Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G12 8QE
  2. PDA Goes Green Community Fridge 4 Maxwell Road, Glasgow, G41 1SN, United Kingdom
Midlothian
  1. Brora Village Hub Community Larder Beachview Lodge, Muirfield Road, Brora KW9 6QY
  2. Greener Gorebridge Community Fridge Hunterfield Rd, Gorebridge EH23
Renfrewshire
  1. Mull & Iona Community Fridge Craignure Village Hall, Craignure, A849, Craignure, Isle of Mull PA65 6AY
  2. STAR Project Community Fridge 12-14 Wallace St, Paisley PA3 2BU
Highland
  1. Tain Community Fridge Beachview Lodge, Muirfield Road, Brora KW9 6QY
Dundee
  1. Dundee West End Community Fridge Miller’s Wynd Car Park, Perth Road, Dundee
Fife
  1. Greener Kirkcaldy Community Fridge 8 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
[Last updated 4 February 2020]

Did we miss out on any community fridges/surplus food initiatives? Let us know at info@zerowastenear.me.