We collect edible food waste from local supermarkets and businesses and make it available to everyone to use. The items we collect would otherwise go in the bin and ultimately to landfill causing a huge environmental impact. We believe food should be used, and we help to find potential food waste a happy mouth to feed instead.
We collect the food and offer it to the community to take home and enjoy. The Community Fridge is open to everyone and food sharing at the core of the idea. We believe when you eat better you feel better, and access to nutritious food should be available to everyone.
Consett Community Fridge is located at our office at
6 John Street Square, Consett, DH8 5AR.
Consett Community Fridge is open to everyone:
We are closing on 31st December 2018 and moving. Services will resume from 12th January at:
Derwent Centre, Consett. DH8 5SD
The ALT Group Community Fridge relies upon Community values and everyone helping each other. Food can be donated by Individuals or local businesses, It is food which is still safe and suitable to eat but is at risk of being wasted.
We work with local business and charities like Maddisons, Sale Pepe & Co-op, local food bank Food 4U & PACT House Stanley as well as large orgaisations such as Tesco, Fareshare & Food Cloud to collect and redistribute edible food waste, which for various reasons may be discarded while still good to eat.
Individuals can also donate food. Any food which is sealed and is likely to be wasted can be brought in. We accept items of food which can be stored chilled, frozen or on the shelf. All the food we supply has a short shelf life left and should be eaten within 24 hours.
Consett Community Fridge was supported in 2018 by:
As we are working with food, all our Community Fridge Volunteers are Food Safety Trained, and The ALT Group is a registered food business.
We are looking for volunteers for all aspects of this project, we have positions available offering assistance during the Community Fridge opening times.
If you own a car and wish to help, we have positions for volunteer drivers, who can help us collect donations from around the local area.
For more information about our volunteer opportunities, please click here.