2 - 4pm
Sustainable Merton has opened Merton’s Community Fridge, located at Morden Baptist Church, to support people impacted by COVID-19 who may need help with getting fresh healthy food.
Do you need help with food?
If you would like to receive a free food parcel for yourself or someone else and want to help Sustainable Merton reduce food waste, please come to the car park at the back of Morden Baptist Church SM4 5BL (entrance on Grasmere Avenue) on Thursday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm when food parcels will be handed out by your local Fridge Friends.
Merton's Community Fridge is here to help!
To request help with getting food from the Fridge, please complete our short form* (link below) and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
For more information about Merton's Community Fridge, please contact us at:
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For any other additional support, please contact the Merton Covid-19 Community Response Hub on 020 8685 2272 or email email@example.com.
How does it work?
Founded by Sustainable Merton, Merton’s Community Fridge is a long-term initiative to address food poverty and waste in the borough. It's essentially a big fridge where fresh surplus food is donated and redistributed to the community.
During this time of food crisis, Merton's Community Fridge will directly aid those living in isolation and/or food poverty, made possible by the support of local volunteers and key partners, including Morden Baptist Church. Food will be delivered to the Fridge from Merton Council's and Merton College’s central food hub and local supermarkets, where it will be packaged by our volunteer Fridge Friends, ready for collection.
As the first of its kind in the borough, Merton’s Community Fridge has inspired the creation of ‘Merton’s Community Fridge Network’, a network of local partners and food distribution hubs that have come together in response to the COVID-19 crisis and we are pleased to be able to support this important community project.