A Milestone for Lowestoft Community Fridge

2 January 2020

Lowestoft Community Fridge, in partnership with the Lowestoft branch of Marks and Spencer, has redistributed one ton of surplus food and reduced food waste going to landfill.

The Community Fridge, in the Roman Hill area of Lowestoft, opened at Saint Andrews Church in March 2019 with the support of Community Action Suffolk.

Mark Leftley, manager of the Lowestoft Marks and Spencer store, expressed the company’s delight at the partnership with Lowestoft Community Fridge and said “Marks and Spencer is working toward being a zero waste business. We prefer to give end of shelf life produce to community projects, such as Lowestoft Community Fridge, rather than sending the produce to landfill.”

Dave Eagle, from Community Action Suffolk said:

“It’s incredibly heart warming to see the Lowestoft Community Fridge project helping support those in the local community in times of need. Revd Rogers and the dedicated team of volunteers at Saint Andrews Church have been doing a fantastic job in the coordination and delivery of this project since its launch in March of this year; not only in providing essential food items, but also a listening ear for those that use this community resource.

“Today also marks a significant milestone. Thanks to partnership working with our local Marks and Spencer store in Lowestoft, who became part of the crucial supply chain in August, food provisions has hit the one ton mark. As a representative for Community Action Suffolk, an organisation that supports the VCSE sector, shows what partnership working can achieve and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers and Marks and Spencer’s staff for all the continued hard work and efforts.”

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