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Settle Community Business Hub and Age UK are proud to announce the opening of a new Community Fridge.

If you go down to the Little Hub in Commercial Court yard, next to Craven Homelet you will find our very own Community Fridge. To start with it will open Mondays and Thursdays 2:30-4:15pm and we hope to add more sessions soon.

Community Fridges were featured recently on The One Show on BBC and we have teamed up with Hubbub and Co-op who are promoting the idea. A Community Fridge is a space where everyone can share surplus food, including donations from local food businesses, producers, households and gardens.

As well as reducing food waste and swapping food, there is also the opportunity to volunteer or get involved with other food related events we run at the Settle Quakers or help on our allotment.

We would like to encourage anyone who has any surplus fruit or veg or other foods available in their shop, kitchen, allotment or garden, to bring it down and swap if for something they could make use of. You may have some pears nearing their best, a glut of courgettes, a tree laden with more plums than you have jam jars, thyme growing that needs picking or you may be nearing the end of your weekly fruit and veg supply at home and are wondering what to do with two carrots a a potato! You could just be going away and have some unopened cheese and tubs of yoghurt that you won’t use before you go.

If you find yourself in any of these situations, then please just come along with what you have and simply swap it. There are some rules on what we can and can’t put in the fridge (for health and safety reasons) and we have posters of what we can accept in the window so make sure to check in advance before you visit.

If you would like to donate food, but can’t make it down when the Community Fridge is open on Mondays and Thursdays between 2:30-4:15pm, you can deliver to us at Settle Quakers on Monday or Thursdays as we are always there in the small meeting room and kitchen between 10am and 2pm. We may be able to collect if you can’t get to us.

For more information contact Emma on: settlehubfood@gmail.com or call: 07421 369778.