London,
12
March
2019
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18:42
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Camden officially opens its first community fridge for those in need

Camden’s first community fridge has officially opened its door to local residents at the Sherriff Centre, in West Hampstead - thanks to support from our Camden Can Innovation Fund.

To keep it stocked up with produce, residents and businesses are invited to drop off any unwanted fruit and vegetables to the fridge, which can then be shared with residents from the local community who are on low incomes and in need of fresh food.

The Camden Can Innovation Fund is a one-off grant funding programme that gives local groups and organisations funding to find innovative ways of tackling some of the complex issues behind obesity in Camden.

Councillor Angela Mason CBE, Cabinet Member for Best Start in Life
Camden Can was set up as a series of evolving projects to help and inspire people living and working in Camden to eat a healthier diet and be more physically active every day.

Thanks to Tamara Jacobs, a student and local resident who came up with this great idea, anyone on a low income who would like to pick up some fresh food can drop by the centre anytime during the day.

Not only will this fridge help our community to eat more healthily, it will also help to reduce food waste - another issue we take very seriously - by encouraging residents to drop off any unwanted fruit and vegetables they have at home.
Councillor Angela Mason CBE, Cabinet Member for Best Start in Life

If you would like to provide food to the community fridge or know any organisation that can help, please contact the Sherriff Centre.

The fridge was funded by Camden Public Health through the Camden Can Innovation Fund.

You can find out more about Camden Can at www.camden.gov.uk/camdencan.

Photo: Tamara Jacobs, a student and local resident who came up with the idea for a community fridge in West Hampstead.