Each year, the Community Fridge Network of 100 fridges redistributes 975 tonnes of food surplus (equivalent to 1.9 million meals!), benefitting 77,500 people.
One of the biggest challenges that the Community Fridge Network faces is relying on volunteers to collect surplus food. At times these collections may be late at night, or more than a volunteer can carry.
Food Connect will help bridge the ‘final mile’ between food retailers and the community, as the vehicles will be a super-efficient redistribution service to retailers and help deliver great food to community fridges.
What have you learnt that others will find most useful?
- This service is being trialled in Milton Keynes until spring 2021, after which we will be looking to trial this in other parts of the UK
Measures of success?
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