THE BOTLEY COMMUNITY FRIDGE LIVES ON!
From Sat 28 March, due to coronavirus restrictions, we will only be providing a delivery service, plus a few parcels for homeless people. If you need a parcel of fresh and/or non-perishable food, please contact email@example.com or 07759 135811.
On Fri 27 March we moved into magnificent temporary new premises, in Seacourt Hall. Here is a little video made by Orit about our current operations (which will probably change in the next hour or so… we have had to be soooo flexible):
A daily (Mon-Sat) rota of drivers is picking up fresh food and bringing it to the hall; and a second rota of volunteers is packing and delivering the food. Here is our risk assessment for all this.
The physical fridge is temporarily shut due to concerns over coronavirus.
The Botley community fridge is a small fridge with a big heart. Anyone can put food into it, and anyone can take food out. Its main aim is to reduce food waste. The shelving next to it holds nonperishables, and its main aim is to feed people in need.
Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 81 West Way, Botley OX2 9JY
Priority for people in need
Individuals can put in fruit, vegetables, bread/pastry and non-perishables. Registered food businesses can also put in cooked food. No raw meat/fish, eggs, cooked rice, or food past its ‘use by’ date please! Good quality food past its ‘best before’ date is fine.
Click the Facebook sign and ‘like’ the page for regular updates on the contents of the fridge. You can also read the blog to find out what setting up the fridge has entailed. Click below for more information:
- If you’d like to take food
- If you know someone who could use food
- If you’d like to donate food as an individual
- If you’d like to donate food as a registered food business
- If you may want to volunteer (see below)
Thank you to the Sprout, the Coop and Rowse for funding; and to Tesco and Sainsbury’s for providing food. The Botley community fridge is managed by a wonderful group of volunteers who check it on a daily basis.
Riki would be happy to talk to you if you are thinking of setting up your own community fridge:
“Thank you so much for your lovely email and helpful attachments… I’m delighted (and excited) to confirm that the members agreed to run with the community fridge project… Speaking to yourself and Clare made all the difference and it certainly helped me to be able to share your advice and experiences… thanks again for your help. Ali. Oakridge Baptist Church, High Wycombe.”
Contact Riki at 07759 135811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the ‘Botley community fridge’ blog on the right for the story of the fridge so far.