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Mondays
16.30 - 17.30 
Wednesdays
16.30 - 17.30
Thursdays
13.30 - 14.30

Sustainable Merton is proud to bring to you Merton’s Community Fridge, which aims to redistribute to the Merton community surplus food from local businesses and food growers, ultimately stopping tonnes of good quality food from going to waste.

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Find us at Morden Baptist Church SM4 5BL - view on Google Maps

Please come to the car park at the back of the church (entrance on Grasmere Avenue)

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Do you need help with food?

All food is FREE and everyone is welcome to visit Sustainable Merton's Community Fridge to help us reduce food waste. If times are particularly challenging for you, which they are for many, you may wish to get in touch with us before your first visit.

 

To request help with getting food from Merton's Community Fridge, please complete our short form* (link below) and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

For further information about Merton's Community Fridge, please contact us at:

communityfridge@sustainablemerton.org.

* Personal information shared will be used for purpose of providing you with food from Merton's Community Fridge

Additional support

For any other additional support, please contact the Merton Community Hub on 020 8066 4086 or email help@communityhub.org.uk.

For guidance and support to help you stay well, keep the lights on and pay the bills, please visit merton.gov.uk/costofliving

Find your nearest Community Fridge

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Merton's Community Fridge (Sustainable Merton)

Morden Baptist Church, Morden SM4 5BL

Access via the car park on Grasmere Avenue

OPEN: Mondays, 4.30 - 5.30pm; Wednesdays, 4.30 - 5.30pm; Thursdays, 1.30 - 2.30pm

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Commonside Community Development Trust

New Horizon Centre, South Lodge Avenue, Mitcham, CR4 1LT

 

OPEN: Wednesdays, 11am - 1pm (or until the food has gone)

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Polish Family Association

66-72 High Street Colliers Wood  SW19 2BY

OPEN: Wednesdays, 1 - 2pm

Please note: Visits must be pre-arranged. Contact Polish Family Association for further information.

Merton's Community Fridge Satellite Locations

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Clarion's Rutlish Community Fridge

Rutlish Road Community Room, Wimbledon SW19 1LY

Access via the path from Rutlish Road or the car park on Charles Road

 

OPEN: Tuesdays, 10 - 11am

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What is a Community Fridge?

Each year in the UK we throw away nearly 15 million tonnes of food and drink. Nearly half of this is perfectly good to consume!
 

Merton’s Community Fridge is a long-term initiative to tackle food poverty and reduce food waste in the borough. It's essentially a big fridge where fresh surplus food is donated and redistributed to the community. Our Community Fridge is the first in Merton, but we have some ‘cool’ neighbours in Brixton (the first community fridge in London) and Camberwell.

During this time of food crisis, Merton's Community Fridge is directly aiding those living in isolation and/or food poverty, made possible by the support of local volunteers and key partners, including Morden Baptist Church. We receive food from FareSharethe UK’s longest running food redistribution charity, local supermarkets and food growers, and from residents too. It's all about giving and sharing!

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Our Impact:

February 2022 - March 2023

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How can you support Merton's Community Fridge?

DONATE FOOD: 

 

We need help from local businesses, residents and food growing initiatives to ensure that the Fridge is well stocked with good quality surplus food so that we can provide parcels to everyone who visits.

If you or your businesses would like to donate food to Merton's Community Fridge we would love to hear from you! If you have a business interested in donating surplus food but are unable to drop it off, please get in touch to potentially arrange a collection.

 

What do we need most? Vegetables, fruit, bakery items, meat, dairy

Thank you to our generous food donors...

  • Ashraf Halal Meat & Grocery limited

  • Booker Wholesale

  • Cavan Bakery - Wimbledon Park

  • Co-op

    • Colliers Wood High Street

    • Colliers Wood Station

    • Wimbledon Chase

  • FareShare

  • Getir

  • Greggs - Morden

  • KFC - Morden

  • Lidl - Morden

  • Metronome

  • Phipps Bridge Community Garden

  • Sainsbury's

    • Haydon's Road

    • Martin Way, Morden

    • South Wimbledon Station

    • Wimbledon

    • Worple Road, Raynes Park

  • Tesco Express - Wimbledon Chase

  • The Felix Project

  • Waitrose - Raynes Park

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VOLUNTEER:

 

If you are interested in volunteering at our Community Fridge, or picking up food donations from businesses (using your personal vehicle) please sign up today!

Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to receive updates about Merton's Community Fridge, and other Sustainable Merton Projectsts

Why do we need community fridges?

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, food poverty in Merton was already on the rise. Between 2015-2017, the number of residents accessing local food banks increased by 33%. The pandemic has escalated the food crisis and created a situation where many more people in Merton are struggling to buy or access food. At the same time, a huge amount of good food continues to go to waste, which is a big problem for communities and the planet.

We know that many businesses and residents would donate good quality but unwanted fresh food if they had the opportunity. Merton's Community Fridge, and the wider Merton's Community Fridge Network, provides this essential link, ensuring that surplus food is kept out of the bin and given to those who will make good use of it.

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Thank you to our current grant funders

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Thank you to our corporate donors

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Thank you to our past grant funders

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OTHER WAYS TO SAVE & SHARE FOOD

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abundance wimbledon

Abundance Wimbledon brings people together to pick surplus fruit growing in gardens and public spaces in the Wimbledon area, and across Merton.

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olio - food sharing app

OLIO is on a mission to stop good food from going to waste. The Olio food sharing app connects people with their neighbours and local shops so that surplus food and other items can be shared, not thrown away. 

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FareShare redistributes fresh, in date and good to eat surplus food from the food industry to charities that turn it into meals, preventing it from go to waste.

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FOOD RESPONSE

 

Working together to tackle food insecurities and inequalities across the borough

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growing spaces

Improving health and wellbeing, valuing food and connecting communities through local growing and gardening activities

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