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 fresh 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.
For more information and/or to request help with getting food, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does it work? Merton’s Community Fridge is essentially a big fridge where fresh surplus food is donated and redistributed to the community, tackling issues of both food poverty and food waste. During this time of food crisis, food will be delivered to the Fridge from Merton Council's central food hub and local supermarkets where it will be packaged by volunteers, 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.
"I am delighted that the ‘Merton’s Community Fridge’ name is being used as it is so important that we not only deal with the current food crisis, but also that we ensure a long term sustainable approach to tackling food poverty and reducing food waste”.
Diana Sterck - CEO, Sustainable Merton