The North Walsham Community Fridge is on the lookout for a new home.
Set up to help cut down on food waste and to help people who might be struggling to feed their families, the Fridge really came into its own during the covid-19 pandemic, providing all kinds of food and treats – including Easter eggs and books – to make sure nothing was wasted and nobody went without.
But it will be closing on July 5 until it can find a new home in the town.
Donations from local shops, supermarkets including Lidl, Waitrose, Tesco and Morrisons, other organisations and individuals meant the larder was always well-stocked with fruit and vegetables, bread, meat and other foodstuffs which would otherwise have gone to landfill.
And while anyone can go along and help themselves, the service has been a lifeline for many people who need a helping hand – it was also invaluable for people who were self-isolating or unable to go out shopping during the lockdowns as volunteers arranged grocery deliveries around the area.
One of the organisers, Jamie-Lee Knighton, thanked volunteers Rob and Michelle as well as all those who had donated and said the group’s needs were very simple.
“It can be any location, as long as it’s in North Walsham and has electricity for the fridge to be plugged in,” she said.
Anyone who can help should contact the North Walsham Community Fridge via its Facebook page.