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Community Fridge Volunteers
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SummaryVolunteers needed to assist with Wincanton Community Fridge
The idea of a Community Fridge is to stop food that is still good to eat but has past its sell-by date, from going to waste and being dumped in landfill.
ANYONE in the community can help themselves to food from the fridge - the fridge is to stop food going to landfill and isn't about only feeding people who are experiencing financial difficulties, although of course we hope they will use it too. We don't want there to be any stigma attached to taking food from the fridge.
What we are looking is a group of volunteers who will look after the fridge, keep the fridge clean, re-stock it when necessary, and throw out food that is no longer viable to eat. The fridge will need to be looked at every morning and afternoon, 7 days a week.
We have a team of volunteers but additional help is a bonus, to cover for unexpected absence or an increase in workload. Each volunteer would only need to take on one or two visits per week, each about 30 minutes long though you can request to do more.
What will you get out of volunteering? The knowledge that you are doing something positive for the planet - and helping people in community including those most in need. That sense of giving back - it's incredibly good for your mental health!