Community Fridge now open in Tain


The average UK family wastes £810 a year by throwing away food and drink, and £3 billion is wasted by the 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.

A Community Fridge is a public space where food can be shared in a community, anyone can put food in and anyone can take food out, there are no pre-conditions. The main aim of Community Fridges is to reduce food waste, so if you have spare food or need food, or just want to make sure that food doesn’t go to waste, this is for you.

They also enable people facing hardship to have easy access to fresh, nutritious food. This project is open to ALL within our community. This is a non-judgemental, friendly community project bringing folk together to ultimately reduce food waste. Community Fridges are also social spaces where people meet others in their communities over a cup of tea or coffee and provide a space where those suffering from social isolation can find someone to talk with.

There is now a Community Fridge in Tain, located in the Guide Hall in Gower Street in Tain.  A couple of supermarkets have agreed to contribute food that is close to sell by date or otherwise surplus, so come along.

Opening Hours:

Monday 10am – 12 noon

Tuesday 2pm – 4pm

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 4pm – 6pm

Friday 2pm – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 12 noon

Sunday Closed

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